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 …