Best Hike For Families

 Tenderfoot's views of the divide are some of the best!

Tenderfoot's views of the divide are some of the best!

Best Hike For Kids

 Meyer's Homestead, with wide trails is great for kids.

Meyer's Homestead, with wide trails is great for kids.

Best Hike For Views 

 Ranger Greenman's lookout point takes it all in.

Ranger Greenman's lookout point takes it all in.

Best Hike For History

 Enchanted Mesa reveals the history of Chautauqua Park

Enchanted Mesa reveals the history of Chautauqua Park

Best Foothills Hike

 Shadow Canyon displays all the foothills have to offer.

Shadow Canyon displays all the foothills have to offer.

Best Hike For Couples

 Long Lake's streams and wildflowers are perfect for lovers!

Long Lake's streams and wildflowers are perfect for lovers!

Best Hike To Touch A Flatiron

 Flatiron Loop gets up close and personal to the 'Big Irons'

Flatiron Loop gets up close and personal to the 'Big Irons'

Best Hike To Take A Picnic

 Boy Scout circles Flagstaff Summit's beautiful picnic spots

Boy Scout circles Flagstaff Summit's beautiful picnic spots

Best Hike To An Alpine Lake

 Lake Isabelle sits in the cirque of the rugged Indian Peaks

Lake Isabelle sits in the cirque of the rugged Indian Peaks

Best Hike To The Divide

 Pawnee Pass has breathtaking views east and west of the divide.

Pawnee Pass has breathtaking views east and west of the divide.

The mountains are calling and I must go.
— John Muir

The Wildflowers Are Back In Boulder!

Poppies spruce up the Flatiorns at Chautauqua

All photography by the author