Sunday, June 24, 2012

Go West XI - Boulder

Hiking in Gregory Canyon, Boulder, Colorado  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved

Boulder, Colorado lies at the convergence of the High Plains and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, and offers the best of both worlds with plenty of open space.

Boulder County Parks and Open Space manages a whopping 36,000 acres of public use lands and more than 110 miles of trails for walking, running, hiking or biking, 
making Boulder one of the most outdoor user friendly cities in the U.S.  This, combined with a vigorous high altitude climate and a plethora of sunny days, encourages a healthy outdoor lifestyle.

Shown here is Gregory Canyon, where one can hike a maze of trails overlooking Boulder. The tall brick buildings in the distance are the main campus of University of Colorado, Boulder. The blue lake is Baseline Reservoir.

 We spent 5 glorious days here visiting with dear friends while sampling much that Boulder had to offer. We loved every moment.

(Over the past week, I have presented images
 introducing you to many of the places we visited, setting the tone for more detail-oriented photos as I continue our "Go West" travelogue for another week. Hope you stay tuned.)

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