Lower Colorado River – Paddling

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Intro The Lower Colorado River, below Austin, is a wide slow moving section of the river with little to no rapids at all. This part of the Colorado makes for a nice gentle paddle that is easily done by canoe or kayak. What Makes It Great There are several sandy[…]

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Neptune Mountaineering

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Intro This locally owned retail shop has been serving outdoor enthusiasts in the Boulder area since 1973. Offering the best gear, apparel, and expertise with all things mountaineering, skiing, climbing, backpacking, and hiking, Neptune Mountaineering has become a true staple for the outdoor community in Boulder. The knowledge and experience[…]

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SUP Summer Escape Denver

Chatfield's "Miracle Wave" appears like magic below the dam when the water is right.

With the sun finally shining and the mercury rising in Colorado, now is the perfect time to hit the water. Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is the latest craze, which is turning out to be more than a passing phase. It’s easy to learn, and morphs into whatever form you like—supremely[…]

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5 of Boulder’s Best Bike Adventures

The sheer amount of ground you can cover from Boulder on a road bike is astounding. Boulder’s perfect location at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains gives riders the option of smooth flats or big climbs, all right from town. Heading out north and east, the scenery quickly changes as[…]

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Six Amazing Wildflower Hikes in Colorado

In the high reaches of Colorado, summer is short, giving wildflowers just a brief season to show off their glory. Peak viewing is typically June and July, when Colorado’s high country explodes with a riot of color. Some years, the wildflowers are a little late out of the gate, with[…]

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Boulder County Farmers Market

Boulder County Farmers Market

Intro Boulder, Colorado is always showing up on “best of” lists, and with good reason: loads of sunny days, lycra-clad buff bodies, homegrown pot and craft-brewed beer. For foodies living in this Rocky Mountain playground, though, it’s having the one of the best farmers markets around that inspires hometown pride.[…]

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Magnolia Road Trail Run

Magnolia Road Trail Run

Intro Magnolia Road is a classic Boulder run. “Mags”, as it is called by the locals, is a 12 mile road that connects Boulder Canyon with Peak-to-Peak Highway in Nederland. Oh yeah, it’s also the steepest paved and maintained road in the country. The first four miles are paved and[…]

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