Boulder Canyon, Colorado with Zeb the Duck

Boulder canyon is beautiful.

Boulder Canyon

Boulder Canyon

We just returned from a drive today.  We live near Denver, but within a short time we are vacationing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.  Today we drove through Boulder, Colorado, took highway 119 and enjoyed Boulder Canyon.

The mountains are tall, rugged and majestic.

Road cut through steep mountain in Boulder Canyon

Road cut through steep mountain in Boulder Canyon

Boulder Creek flows through the canyon.  Traffic was light; it was a Thursday afternoon, so we pulled over often to admire the mountains.  A walking or bike path was separate from the road in many places.  Much safer for all.  We often looked from the road, saw Boulder Creek and bikers pedaling.  Many riding uphill.  I never will understand humans.

We came to Boulder Falls.

Welcome to Boulder Falls

Welcome to Boulder Falls

Like many others, we parked, took pictures,

Boulder Falls

Boulder Falls

and headed to the hiking trail.    The water, falls and tumbles, over rocks for 70 feet.

Ready to hike Boulder Falls

Ready to hike Boulder Falls

And there is no entrance fee.  Unfortunately the trail was closed.  The sign said too many rocks falling.  That seemed like a good reason to close the trail.  Back into the car we went.  Continued driving through the canyon and eventually back home.  Ducks love these trips and humans seem relaxed and energized after the drive.  Hope you try it soon.

Hi  Zeb again.  We were in Boulder Canyon a couple weeks ago, before the rains and flooding.  If you go,  wait a few days, and be sure to check on road conditions.   It is beautiful and will be again soon.  We were on a road trip this week and this was set to post while we were gone.   Loved the canyon!