Boulder County Colorado Hiking

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - DTC

One of the great things about Boulder County Colorado is that there is no lack of outdoor activities. There is an extensive parks and trail system throughout the county. That is one of the reasons why I relocated to Colorado.

Heading west out of Boulder on Boulder Canyon Road there is a quiet park with scenic trails called Betasso Preserve. The park exists due to the kindness of the Betasso family. It was the Parks and Open Space Department's first major open-space acquisition.

The trails are great for running, mountain biking, hiking, or even sauntering - which is what my wife , our dog Cody, and I did on that beautiful, crisp afternoon. On this day we walked the Canyon Loop Trailhead, and enjoyed its six miles of serene scenery.

In the late 1800's they say that this area was so busy that you'd typically see five wagons pass through on there way to Nederland Colorado.


Mike & Cody walking Canyon Loop Trail

Mike and Cody walking Canyon Loop Trail


City of Boulder & Homes in Boulder nestled in the mountain








Here you can see  the City of Boulder  in the valley, and some  Homes in Boulder nestled in the mountain.






Old rusty fence

Old rusty fence material


Mike relaxing

What can I say? Even sauntering burns up some calories and requires you to replenish fluids. Besides, all work and no play makes Mike a dull boy!


If you enjoy breathetaking scenery, a wonderful climate, and some of the friendliest folks you'll ever want to meet, then you owe to yourself to visit Boulder Colorado. If you're looking for a home in Boulder or are curious about home values in Boulder, start here. If you think that  you may want to relocate to Colorado, we should talk.


Comments (2)

Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

Nice to see they allow dogs on the trail, so many don't allow them. 

Mar 23, 2010 01:56 AM
Mike Miguelez
Keller Williams Realty - DTC - Superior, CO

Hi Joetta, this trail does allow dogs, but they do request that dogs be leashes. To that end, they provide a leash that you can borrow for your hike if you forgot to bring one. You gotta love Colorado!

Mar 24, 2010 03:02 AM