Being in Boulder, Colorado we knew we had to take advantage of the countless hiking paths in the area. We decided to start with the nearby Chautauqua Trailhead. Approaching the bottom and getting ready to venture up the Flatirons was exciting and a little intimidating at the same time.
We began making our way up the steep incline to take on our hiking adventure. We were in for a great workout and an awesome adventure!
The really cool thing about hiking in Boulder is Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks. Back in 1898, the city of Boulder had a stroke of genius and began to preserve wide areas of land for the people of Boulder to enjoy. Today, over 45,000 acres of land have been preserved, including 146 miles of trails.
To make for an even better way to spend our Sunday, we packed a lunch. When we were about half way to the top we found this incredibly perfect spot to take a break from our hike and enjoy our lunch with a beautiful view. The pictures do not do the view justice. But wait.. it gets better!
The most spectacular part about hiking is the reward you get at the end. After hours of hiking up the mountain, we were rewarded with a view that took our breath away. We soaked up every moment and just sat in silence taking in the scenery surrounding us 7,132 feet above sea level.