5 Steller Hiking Trails Near Boulder Colorado

Infographic Hikes 2017

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Open Space Elk Hunting Approved

ElkBoulder County recently approved elk hunting on the Rabbit Mountain Open Space area. The elk herd in this area is abnormally large, and seems to be off track with the herd’s normal seasonal migration pattern.

Hunting in the Rabbit Mountain area northeast of Lyons will be starting after Labor Day up through January 31st 2018.

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Boulder County Ladybug Attack

Chrysomela scripta - Cottonwood Leaf Beetle

Boulder county has recently been overrun with a ladybug look-alike called the cottonwood leaf beetle.

These beetles are munching up leaves on cottonwood trees and willows at an alarming rate during the last few weeks.

The first reports of the beetle in Boulder County were out near Longmont along the Ogallala Road area southwest of town.

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Boulder’s Chautauqua Park Overwhelmed

chautauqua trailhead restingBoulder‘s famous Chautauqua Park at the foot of the Flatirons and the adjacent, University Hill Neighborhood (AKA ‘The Hill”)  is finally hitting a tipping point in use, or perhaps over use as the city struggles to manage parking and the impact of an ever increasing number of visitors.

The area near here generally referred to as the East Chautauqua Neighborhood is even beginning to feel some of the same impact as so many people come to this part of town, especially on the week ends.

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Chautauqua Park Boulder Colorado

Chautauqua Trailhead BoulderChautauqua Park Ranger StationBoulder’s Chautauqua Park and the Boulder Flatirons are key landmarks.

They continue to be strong visual images for almost everyone who visits Boulder.

The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks manages the Chautauqua Trailhead.

Chautauqua ParkingChautauqua GrassThere’s parking next to the ranger station, at the beginning of  the primary trails.

Those include the Chautauqua Trail, Bluebell Road (which really was a road we could drive on to the Bluebell Picnic Shelter many years ago), and the Baseline Trail towards Gregory Canyon along Baseline Road westward.

If you can’t find parking in that lot, there are other spots around the grassy area of the park to the east between the ranger cottage and the dining hall.

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