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68 mi 109 km of trail 5 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 10 Trails Intermediate Trails 11 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

Food & 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 Dave our server was amazing and attentive. Phil was very cordial, it says a lot when the owner takes the time to greet patrons. Thank you for making my husbands birthday special.
Audrey Jane's Pizza Garage This is the best pizza in Boulder. Anyone who's a fan of Tony's in SF will like this place.
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
Amu Voted Best Japanese Restaurant in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!
1221 Spruce St, Boulder CO — (303) 440-0807
Sushi Zanmai It's all about the Firecracker Roll!
1221 Spruce St, Boulder CO — (303) 440-0733
Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar Hit Hapa up for great sushi and fun!
1117 Pearl St, Boulder CO — (303) 473-4730
Fuji Cafe and Bar The teriyaki bowl is wonderful!
2018 Broadway, Boulder CO — (720) 420-9050
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
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
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

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Trails in Brainard Lake Recreation Area - 16

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4.5 mi 7.3 km
#1 Pawnee Pass Trail
Nederland, CO
4.5 mi 7.3 km Nederland, CO
All Clear
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Dry: Primo conditions
79 days ago
Nederland, CO
2.1 mi 3.3 km Nederland, CO
Minor Issues
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Dry, Muddy, Snowy, Icy - After treeline, the trail passes several small streams, with lots of mud, follow the man-made rock formations, for the trail.
87 days ago
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6.5 mi 10.4 km
#3 Niwot Ridge Trail
Nederland, CO
6.5 mi 10.4 km Nederland, CO
Unknown
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Nederland, CO
3.4 mi 5.4 km Nederland, CO
Unknown
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15.0 mi 24.2 km
#5 Buchanan Pass Trail
Nederland, CO
15.0 mi 24.2 km Nederland, CO
Unknown
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1.3 mi 2.1 km
#6 Jean Lunning Trail
Nederland, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km Nederland, CO
Unknown
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Nederland, CO
2.1 mi 3.5 km Nederland, CO
All Clear
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Dry
65 days ago
6.9 mi 11.1 km
#8 Beaver Creek Trail
Nederland, CO
6.9 mi 11.1 km Nederland, CO
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
81 days ago
Nederland, CO
2.6 mi 4.3 km Nederland, CO
All Clear
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Dry
61 days ago
Nederland, CO
6.9 mi 11.2 km Nederland, CO
Unknown
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Nederland, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km Nederland, CO
Unknown
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Nederland, CO
5.7 mi 9.2 km Nederland, CO
All Clear
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Dry
61 days ago
Nederland, CO
5.9 mi 9.4 km Nederland, CO
Unknown
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Nederland, CO
2.1 mi 3.4 km Nederland, CO
Unknown
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Nederland, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km Nederland, CO
Unknown
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Nederland, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km Nederland, CO
All Clear
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Dry
61 days ago

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