Festivals Close to Boulder

Denver Octoberfest
Denver Octoberfest. Courtesy Photo.

So you want to celebrate. There are plenty of excuses to party in the form of festivals, from music to wine to barbecue to rodeos. Boulder itself has a ton of fantastic fests. But if you don’t mind a day trip, there are a handful of other highlights a short distance away. It’d take a week […]

A Road Trip to Colorado Springs

Cheyenne Mountain Resort
A fire pit at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs while the sun sets. Photo by Aimee Heckel

Feed a mountain giraffe. Try the hottest salsa you’ve ever tasted. Plunge 150 feet into the canyon at 100 miles per hour. Experience total darkness in a mysterious, underground world. Welcome to Colorado Springs. It’s no ski resort, so Colorado Springs can sometimes get overlooked by travelers visiting Colorado or Boulderites looking for a close-to-home […]

Get Out of Town: Eldorado Springs

Trail at Eldorado Canyon
Fowler Trail at Eldorado Canyon

By Callie Pederson Boulder has no shortage of hiking trails and climbing routes. However, on a nice day, the popular trails in town can be highly trafficked and sometimes too crowded to enjoy. Eldorado Springs, located about 10 miles south, is the place to go if you’re looking for a less crowded, adventurous day in […]

6 Meditation Getaways in and Near Boulder

The Dalai Lama visited Boulder. Twice. We have a Buddhist-inspired (but secular) university. Boulder is home to the world’s first Shambhala city center, founded by famous Buddhist Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. No doubt Boulder is a Buddhist hotspot. Along with the many Buddhist temples and groups comes a long list of meditation gatherings and yoga studios. […]