With snow expected next week, ski resorts opening in the mountains, and the daylight getting shorter, one thing is for sure: winter is coming. But not today. Today was another glorious bluebird, with weather pushing toward 60°F. And there is only one thing to do when the weather is that nice– get outside and explore. So I headed back up to Boulder to hike the Royal Arch trail, and to seize one of these last perfect days before the winds of winter move in (yes, that’s two Game of Thrones references).
Living in Denver, CO has its perks. Dozens of awesome breweries, 300 days of sunshine, legal pot, and the Rocky Mountains. I went to college out here, and haven’t left since. And one of the best places to explore is Boulder, just 30 minutes northwest of Denver. This is where I spent my college days, and this Sunday I headed back to hike the gorgeous Flatirons in Chautauqua Park. I used to wake up every morning and stare at these rocks as I headed to class. They were always there, jutting out of the earth, and glistening in the Boulder sunshine. They inspired me. Today was a great reminder of how special this place is.
What a fantastic fall day. Explore on.
There are some fantastic trails just outside of Denver, Colorado. Specifically, there are gorgeous trails just outside of Nederland, CO. On Sunday I hiked the Diamond Lake Trail with my girlfriend. This 6-mile out and back hike took us through shaded pines, waterfalls, and to a picturesque alpine lake. The season is changing here, and the green forest was splotched with yellows and oranges. We even saw a massive bull moose in the middle of the trail. We kept our distance and could not snap a picture, but is was definitely the highlight of the day.