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I just moved to Colorado from Utah a few months ago and got married.  I did a lot of backpacking and hiking in Utah (my username is also my website with .com on the end), but my wife is totally inexperienced.  Looking for some good dayhikes in the Boulder area that will capture her attention without kicking her butt.  We did do the Green Mountain hike above Boulder, which was nice because we had the view for a payoff.  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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There are some very nice hikes that start at the East Portal of the Moffat Tunnel.

Heart Lake, Crater Lakes, Arapaho Lakes, etc.
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If you are truly interested in Indian rock art, in underused areas, check out the Southeast Corner of Colorado in the breaks of the Cimmaron River.  It will be a weekend trip, but easy terrain and interesting sites, with unique history of early Colorado settlement.

Check it out: http://www.springfieldcolorado.com/canyons.html


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Thanks for the suggestions.
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Go to Neptune's or REI and look at the gazillion book options.   That's the best thing about being local, we have all of the resources readily available.  There are several books devoted to front range hike and some targeted specifically to those close to Boulder.   Get a Gazetteer and go for it.

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Guess what? You live in hiking nirvana. Tons of hiking in and just outside of Boulder.

Head up toward Ned and Peak to Peak and you can gain access above treeline (although, we're getting into snowshoe season).

Speaking of Snowshoes, Brainard Lake has some excellent trails for snowshoing. Or head up to RMNP (not nearly as busy in the winter) and hit Bear Lake or Mills Lake.

The only thing you aren't real close to is anything south of I-70. And once all the highways are open that head up to Peak to Peak, it's a quick jaunt up to the mountains.

Deborah had a very good suggestion, head to Neptune or REI and grab some books. You've got loads of resources at your fingertips.

Welcome to the area (My husband and I live in Longmont)!
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You've done Green Mountain? Well, Bear and S. Boulder peaks are still waiting in your immediate neighborhood. S. Boulder via Shadow Canyon is wonderful this time of year.

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In '14 Mt. Audubon will be well received.

As much as driving seems to be shunned these days IMO if you forgoe Southern Colorado you forgoe the greatest the State has to offer, and I'm not talking I70 but HWY 50.

WWW's suggestion is awesome. Picket Wire Canyonlands is pretty darn cool among so many options.


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