Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks' “Staff Picks” series brings you recommendations from the people who know the system best. Our list focuses on hikes where community members can find the shade, beat the heat, take out-of-town guests and enjoy our community's shared open space!

Looking for a different trail? Be sure to visit our trails and trailheads webpage! Don't forget to be prepared recreate responsibly this summer!

Favorite Shady Hikes

Most Likely to Get the Heart Rate up

Hikes to Take Out-of-Town Guests

Accessible Hikes

Hikes for Dogs and Guardians

Fun on a Bike

Fun for Kids