This winter, get outside by participating in the many outdoor activities that Boulder has to offer.

Snow Much Fun

Boulder has a reputation as an outdoor mecca. As the pandemic continues to impact our community, outdoor activities remain safer than indoor ones and Boulder has a never-ending list to choose from.

Here are some to try this winter:

Take a hike

With the appropriate hiking gear, winter can be a wonderful time to experience many of the 155 miles of trails Boulder offers. Three hikes to check out during the colder months include the Flagstaff Summit, Sawhill Ponds and the Enchanted Mesa / Kohler Mesa Loops. Learn more.

Shop ‘til you drop

Shop locally for gifts this year. Holiday events and unique gift offerings can be found throughout the city. Learn more.

Dine under the Boulder Star

Boulder is known for being one of the best foodie towns in the nation and you can help support our cafes, coffee shops and eateries by dining in or ordering takeout or delivery. Bundle up to enjoy the crisp air and views while eating outdoors at the many local restaurants with outdoor seating. Learn more.

Tour your neighborhood

Grab a thermos of hot cocoa and head out for a stroll to check out your neighborhood’s holiday decorations.

Visit a new park

Did you know the city manages about 70 parks? Explore new parts of the city by checking out a park or playground you haven’t been to before. Learn more.


Give back to your community this winter. Visit the city’s Volunteer Cooperative, Count Me In, to find an outdoor volunteer opportunity that is right for you. Learn more.

Whatever activity you choose, be sure to check current conditions before heading out, follow public health guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and have fun!