Brainard Lake Recreation Area

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27 mi 43 km

Hikes

43 mi 69 km

Trails

38

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Easy Trails
5 Trails
Intermediate Trails
11 Trails
Hard Trails
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Food and Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

Kathmandu The best Nepalese food over 8000 feet!
New Moon Bakery and Cafe This is a great place for a morning meeting. Quiche and coffee is my breakfast of choice here.
1 W 1st St, Nederland CO — (303) 258-3569
Pioneer Inn Cool spot to work an watch a game
Crosscut Pizzeria and Taphouse Best pizza in CO
Backcountry Pizza Eggplant parm sandwich is awesome!
The Greenbriar Inn Ridiculous wine list, deep in CA cab, meritage, Bordeaux. Love the tableside Caesar, steak tartar, and bananas foster. Unpretentious service, great food, in a historic location.
Spruce Confections Best. Staff. Ever. Tip yo' barista, son!
767 Pearl St #B, Boulder CO — (303) 449-6773
Zoe Ma Ma The best Za Jiang Mien in town.
2010 10th St, Boulder CO — (303) 545-6262
Sherpa's Adventure Restaurant & Bar Like chai? Good, It's amazing here.
825 Walnut St, Boulder CO — (303) 440-7151
Amu Voted Best Japanese Restaurant in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!
1221 Spruce St, Boulder CO — (303) 440-0807
Sushi Zanmai Offerbomb.com for great deals at Zanmai!
1221 Spruce St, Boulder CO — (303) 440-0733
The Mediterranean One of the best patios in Boulder. Make sure to sit outside!
1002 Walnut St, Boulder CO — (303) 444-5335
Black Cat We are here for the first time last night and it was so amazing I decided to review it immediately! We had the tasting menu which I would recommend to anyone!
1964 13th St, Boulder CO — (303) 444-9110
OAK at fourteenth Get the fried pickles. They are fucking amazing.
1400 Pearl St, Boulder CO — (303) 444-3622
Illegal Pete's SplickIt - order + pay from your phone, walk straight up to the counter, take food, leave.
1447 Pearl St, Boulder CO — (303) 440-3955
Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant Jamaican Jerk Tempeh is amaaaaaaazing.
2010 16th St, Boulder CO — (303) 442-1485
Organic Sandwich Company The sandwiches taste amazing and I'm sure they are pretty healthy. The only problem is the price. $10-$11 for a small sandwich is quite steep. At least they are surprisingly filling.
1500 Pearl St, Boulder CO — (720) 639-3986
Foolish Craig's Cafe The BLT w/ gauc is awesome. Definitely go with the side of pasta salad as well.
1611 Pearl St, Boulder CO — (303) 247-9383
Snooze It's Snooze. Waiting is part of the experience. Stop bitching.
1617 Pearl St, Boulder CO — (303) 225-7344
Pizzeria Locale You can't leave without a taste of one of the prosciutto pizzas. Top on our list: the Maiale. Buon Appetito!
1730 Pearl St, Boulder CO — (303) 442-3003
Get Ready to Ragnar Series: nuun Mixology: Mar 29 - Boulder REI
When you're running a 24 hour trail relay, you might want to get a little creative with your hydration strategy. Join us to pick the brains of the hydration experts and nuun and bartend your own special concoction. Details
Gourmet Camp Cooking: Mar 30 - Boulder REI
If your camp meals have been following the same old pattern, join us for some insight into putting the gourmet back in your camping experience. We'll break down some of the components of great meals and translate how to bring them into the outdoors. Bring your appetite for adventure! Details
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4.5 mi 7.3 km
#1 Pawnee Pass Trail
Nederland, CO
4.5 mi 7.3 km Nederland, CO
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2.1 mi 3.3 km Nederland, CO
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6.9 mi 11.1 km
#4 Beaver Creek Trail
Nederland, CO
6.9 mi 11.1 km Nederland, CO
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2.6 mi 4.3 km
#5 Niwot Ridge Trail
Nederland, CO
2.6 mi 4.3 km Nederland, CO
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#6 Jean Lunning Trail
Nederland, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km Nederland, CO
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1.5 mi 2.4 km Nederland, CO
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6.9 mi 11.2 km Nederland, CO
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5.8 mi 9.3 km Nederland, CO
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0.6 mi 1.0 km Nederland, CO
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5.7 mi 9.2 km Nederland, CO
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