Recommendations

Julia’s Kitchen

If this isn’t proof that I’m branching out to try and find you guys the best possible healthy options, I don’t know what is – Julia’s Kitchen is a completely vegan, organic, and locally sourced café located just north of Boulder. Julia herself prepares all the food and is in the kitchen ready to answer any dietary or nutrition questions …

Mad Greens

This local chain epitomizes everything that is healthy and fresh about Colorado eating. With an emphasis on salads, sandwiches and soups, Mad Greens offers a great healthy lunch or light dinner option. Gourmet salads are made to order and mixed right in front of you, and wraps and paninis are also available. Caloric information is listed directly on the menu, …

Full Cycle

Boulder’s downtown cycling store is a full service cycling emporium offering sales, service, and repairs for bikes of all varieties. The store has plenty of gear to help get you appropriately outfitted for Boulder’s roads or mountains, and they offer rentals of mountain, road, and town bikes for visitors. The large store is also the home base of Venus de …

Fleet Feet Sports

For those runners who prefer a predictable experience and the same level of service they can expect at home, Fleet Feet Boulder follows the Fleet Feet franchise’s history of customer service. Offering gait analysis and shoe fittings, the smaller store also sells gear and supplies for runners of all levels. The store also offers a fun group run/walk every Monday …

Boulder Running Company

If you’re a runner visiting Boulder, it’s hard to resist heading into the Boulder Running Company’s flagship store on Pearl Street. Named “Best Running Store” by the Independent Running Retailers of America in 2006, the expansive Boulder location is just one of many stores across the state. The ample parking lot means you won’t have to fight for street parking …

Mount Sanitas Trails/Sunshine Canyon

Local trail runners love Mount Sanitas, and it’s not hard to understand why. Head up Mapleton Road and you’re sure to find a variety of trailheads and parking areas with bathrooms and garbage cans. The detailed maps at each trailhead provide directional, distance, and elevation information, so you can make an informed decision about how far you’re interested in traveling. …

Boulder Creek Multi-Use Path -

Note: Portions of the Boulder Creek Multi-Use Path may be closed due to the flooding events of September 2013. Please check for closures here. When I headed to the Boulder Creek Multi-Use Path, I thought I would find the same winding concrete path that transects many Colorado cities, but I was shocked by what I found instead. The path, which …

Boulder Reservoir

The Boulder Reservoir is a multi-sport athlete’s paradise.  The 5.5 mile loop around the entire reservoir provides mixed surfaces for runners, including both packed dirt and asphalt. Runners looking to log shorter mileage can head to Coot Lake for a 1.2 mile loop that is closed to cyclists.  Not all of the route around the reservoir is trail – some …

Chautauqua -

“You have to go to Chautauqua. Chautauqua is Boulder,” a Boulder running store employee told me when I asked her where visitors should go to run.  It’s clear that Boulder runners love the expansive park, and a trip there makes it easy to understand why. Although parking can be confusing – there are small lots but mostly street parking in …