Lace up those boots, hikers!

Hiking in the Rockies is a peak experience!

Whether you’re a lifelong resident or visiting Boulder for the first time, if you like hiking you’re in heaven!Boulder has myriad excellent trails from level walks to heavy-duty climbs, whatever is your cup of tea!

The City of Boulder’s interactive trail map can locate the nearest trail that suits you.

Nearby Rocky Mountain National Park has 355 miles of hiking trails, something for everyone! Here’s a listing of the trails with all the info you’ll need to choose the right one.

Be Safe!!

If you’re new to the Rockies, here are some Hiking Essentials from the National Park Service:

BYOW – Bring Your Own Water

Keeping well hydrated is very important while visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, where elevations range from 7,500 feet to over 14,000 feet. However, there is limited potable drinking water available in the park. Please remember to bring your own reusable water containers and refill them at park visitor centers.

Hiking Essentials

Pack the “Essentials” and be prepared for minor injuries, sudden weather changes or delays.

Always carry:

  1. Map of the area and compass
  2. Extra food and water
  3. Extra clothing, including rain gear
  4. Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  5. Pocketknife
  6. Matches in a waterproof container and a candle or other fire starter
  7. Whistle
  8. Flashlight with extra batteries and bulb
  9. Space blanket
  10. First aid kit

And don’t forget the most important thing of all… common sense!

And when you’re done, send us your stories and pictures to tell your friends and family how much fun you had!

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