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CO | Hike | Peaceful Wandering in the Ponderosa Hills

Hikes near central Boulder can get overcrowded—that's why we'll be taking the back way up! Let's take a stroll through mellow meadows, smooth trails, and dappled sunlight through the Ponderosa forest. We're sure to see herds of deer, too!

This is my favorite trail in Boulder. I walk away feeling peaceful every time.

Summit: An expansive view of Boulder Valley to the East and Rocky Mountain National Park Peaks to the West.

Stats: 4.4 miles round trip, 837' elevation gain.

Nearest City: Boulder
Maximum Participants: 10
Seasonal Availability:
Dry-Season Only
Winter Only
Very Limited
State: Colorado
Start Time: Any
Meet-up Location: Meet at Spruce Confections on Pearl Street
1-2 Hours
2-4 Hours
4+ Hours
Minimum age of Participants:
No Children
0-5 Years
6-12 Years
13+ Years
About Me: Hey, I’m Emily! I was born and raised near Golden, CO and am now based in Boulder where I’m building my life around deep connections to people and place and wild explorations of nature and creativity. I am grounded in the people I love and in experiencing this world with friends old and new. Life is meant to be shared, and I believe in the power of human connection—especially through experiencing the outdoors. Living in Colorado for 25 years has given me a deep zest for this place, and I’d like to share it with you in whatever way I can! Activities of choice: Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Hiking
Certifications I Have: AIARE 1, Rock Self Rescue, Anchor building classes, Navigation classes
Provided Gear: Hiking Poles, Extra Backpack, ponchos
Required Gear: Good Footwear, Water, Snacks, Sunglasses
Nice-To-Have Gear: Hat
Dog Friendly: