By the CMC Boulder Group, with Jim Groh
The twenty best trails in and around Boulder, Colorado.
- A rugged Pack Guide, conveniently sized to fit and endure years of stuffing into pants or pack pockets
- Brightly written, color-photographed, and mapped by the knowledgeable members of the oldest mountaineering club in Colorado
- Trails for all ability levels, each offering something special for the visitor and local alike
For visitors and locals, casual walkers and hard-core mountaineers, Boulder has arguably the best “back yard” in the country. More than 60 named trails lie in the foothills within a half-hour of town, and scores of more high-altitude trails are within an hour. For a beautiful route through town, start at Eben Fine Park at the mouth of Boulder Canyon and walk west or east along Boulder Creek. The eastern route is wheel-chair accessible. For a rolling foothills route try the Mesa Trail that runs from Chautauqua south seven miles to Eldorado Springs. And for putting up a route to over 13,000 feet, try the trail up Mount Audubon, but get an early start. The afternoon thunderstorms are always a tad bit sporty.