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Get Outside

  • Hit the Trails
    Boulder is surrounded by 43,000 acres of open space and has over 300 miles of bikeways. Hiking, biking, and climbing are the most popular local outdoor activities. For an Open Space and Mountain Parks Trail Guide, go to and select "biking" or "hiking" in the city A–Z.
  • Hit the Slopes
    Excellent downhill ski areas are a relatively short distance from Boulder. National forest and park service lands are open to cross-country skiers wherever there’s snow. Maps of national forest and park locations are available at retail stores specializing in mountain sports. Wherever you go, be alert to snow and weather conditions. Remember that storms might approach quickly during the winter, and the State Patrol might require chains or adequate snow tires for traveling on mountain roads. Drive and ski carefully!
    Colorado Department of Transportation Information Hotline: 303-639-1111 |
    Colorado Ski Country Report: 303-825-SNOW (7669) |