Prior to heading out – check out the conditions of the trail you are heading to. We have included the best sources for the most up to date condition info on your favorite activities around Boulder. Check the provided links and get the info you need to have a great day outside!
Ensuring you have a great adventure is at the top of our list. If you can’t find what you need here – hop over to the lodge and have a chat with Asa or Kris.
So now you know where to look to current trail conditions for our local hiking and biking trails, as well as up to date information on any closures of climbing areas in the vicinity due to access or wildlife concerns. For those of you staying at our mountain hotel to explore the epic backcountry skiing be sure to check the CAIC website for the latest decisions and factor this into your route planning.
This is solid and useful information but how about something a little more personal? Like which hikes do we like for a great workout, or which has the best views, or are you looking for a hike off the beaten path? Maybe you want to make sure that you tick the classics while you are visiting Boulder, then be sure to have a read of these blog posts on “A Few Of Our Favorite Trails” and “The 10 Best Hikes In Boulder” and arm yourself with the lowdown to pick the right hike for you and your group.
The mountains of Colorado are expansive, huge and overwhelming at times even. For those of us who live here it takes years to learn the nuances of terrain aspects and where to find the hidden gems of backcountry ski tours. Even more difficult is discerning the nuances of what tour is appropriate for a certain skill level on skis and a specific fitness ability for touring. What tours are better in spring when the conditions have avalanche conditions have typically settled down some and which are accessible mid-winter. The staff here at the Boulder Adventure Lodge have written a few blog posts on some of the local ski tours to help you make the right choice for your ski tour. Have a read of “Rollins Pass – Backcountry Skiing” for those wanting to knock out a lot of vertical feet. For those wanting to hit a few different areas during their stay with us be sure not to miss “5 Dawn Patrol Skis In Boulder“. For those looking for something more challenging you may want to explore “Geneva Basin Backcountry Skiing“. As always backcountry skiing is inherently dangerous, experience is required and hiring a local guide can provide you with insight into the terrain and snow conditions to make sure you have a safe and fun day on skis in the mountains.
Hiking, Biking, Skiing & More
If you are here on a climbing trip we have a lot of great rock in and around the A-Lodge. First we are located in Boulder Canyon some of the best granite climbing on the Front Range of Colorado. We are just minutes from the word famous Eldorado Canyon. “Eldo” as locals call it is one of the 4 climbing areas considered to be the birthplace of rock climbing in the U.S. the other being Shawagunks in New York, and Yosemite and Joshua Tree in California. Eldo is not one of your typical straight forward sport crags that are so popular today. The route are traditional gear routes and are often multi-pitch affairs that require route-finding skills and the ability to build solid anchors. If this sounds like what you are psyched on have a read of our blog post on “Eldorado Canyon”. When climbing in Eldo you will feel the history, along with a little bit of healthy fear of the legends who broke ground here. The iconic Derek Hersey, the bold Jeff Achey, the historic Steve Levin and more. You may even run into contemporary locals like Justin Sjong or Jesse Huey hucking laps on the iconic Naked Edge or pushing themselves on 5.12R gear routes. If 5.12 does not sound that hard to you be sure to warm up on some easier climbs first as the ratings in Eldo are stiff. Another area you want to be sure to experience is Clear Creek Canyon with routes for all ability levels and both sport and trad climbs. Read more about that here “Clear Creek Canyon Rock Climbing”.
For our guests who like to spend their day on two wheels we have so many trails you would need to spend a season here to tick them all. Be sure to stop into the Community Room as the staff of our mountain hotel has been specifically chosen because of their love of the outdoors. They will be happy to share with you the details of local rides so you hit the trail that matches your fitness and bike skill levels. In the meantime have a read of “5 Of Boulder’s Best Bike Adventures” for the best skinny tire rides in the area, all of which can done right from the lodge! For those who like a little dirt in their day be sure to check out “Walker Ranch Montain Biking” to experience a classic local ride.
Our goal is to give you access to the best outdoor adventures that Boulder has to offer. Whether you’re climbing, fishing, skiing, cycling, hiking, or taking in the town, the A-Lodge offers instant access to all your favorite adventures and the right amenities to come home to after an exciting day off the beaten path. This is why our philosophy centers around the three A’s: Access, Adventure, Amenities.