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Boulder, CO: Arapaho Pass


Hike this gentle, 6.1-mile out-and-back in midsummer when an explosion of wildflowers dominates the climb to this grassy pass in the Indian Peaks.

Boulder, CO: Arapahoe Glacier Trail


From coniferous forests to intimate alpine lakes to views of the Continental Divide, this 12-miler offers classic Rocky Mountain scenery.

Boulder, CO: Blue Lake


Sampling the best of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, this 5-milers traverses alpine meadows up to a sparkling lake perched below the Continental Divide.

Boulder, CO: Caribou Lake via Arapaho Pass Trail


Discover the blue pearls of famed Indian Peaks Wilderness on this moderate 8.4-mile high alpine hike.

Boulder, CO: Devils Thumb Lake


Leave your car at home: To explore Continental Divide country, you only need a bus ticket and your bike.

Boulder, CO: Lost Lake (Winter Route)


Snowshoe into a small mountain lake on this gentle, 5-mile out-and-back in Indian Peaks Wilderness--a perfect winter getaway from the city.

Boulder, CO: Mount Audubon


Compared to its jagged neighbors, this 13,000-foot summit is one of the easier peaks (no technical scrambling required) to tick off in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Boulder, CO: Rainbow Lakes to Arapahoe Glacier


Tour Rainbow Lakes' subalpine waters before climbing through pine forests, past hidden lakes, and over 13ers en route to the Continental Divide.

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