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Boulder Ramblers is a Chapter of Colorado-based Walk2Connect (http://www.Walk2Connect.com). We provide free community walking, hiking, and rambling trips in and throughout Boulder County, CO, with a focus on connections to others, to the places we live, and to ourselves.

Find information about all of our upcoming events right here in our Meetup group as well as on the Walk2Connect events calendar (https://www.walk2connect.com/find_a_walk), and follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BoulderRamblers/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/walk2connect/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/BoulderRamblers) for photos, stories, related articles, and more.

Interested in leading conversational walks, hikes, or rambles in your own community and throughout Boulder County? Take our online training (https://www.walk2connect.com/lead) to become a Walking Movement Leader with Walk2Connect.

Check back often as new walks will be added throughout the year. Have a great idea for a walk? We'd love to hear from you!

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Upcoming events (5)

Eldorado Explore Hike

South Mesa Trailhead

**SAFER AT HOME RESTRICTIONS: By order of Boulder County, this walk is limited to 10 people, we will practice physical distancing, everyone must have a face covering.** TYPE: Hike | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Dirt trail, hills, rocks | DISTANCE: Approx. 5.5 miles | DIFFICULTY: Moderate | ELEVATION GAIN: About 1,500 feet Walk Description: Let’s do a Tuesday morning hike starting at the South Mesa Trailhead. We will cover most of the trails in the Shadow Canyon area – Mesa, Towhee, Bluestem, Shadow Canyon, Homestead for about 5.5 miles that will be moderate to moderate+. We’ll take a snack break in a beautiful meadow overlooking the hills to the South and the town of Eldorado Springs. Walking Movement Leader: Ned Mathers and Robin Truesdale will co-lead this hike. Both are long-time members of the Boulder Ramblers and avid adventurers who take great care of fellow Ramblers! Text Robin at[masked] with any questions or last-minute delays. Schedule & Planning: We will gather at the South Mesa Trailhead parking lot at 9:00 am and leave no later than 9:15 am. Owing to COVID-19 precautions, we will not be coordinating carpools. NOTE: this is a fee parking lot. Cars not registered in Boulder County must pay $5. Trip Notes: ~ Be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks to keep you going. We will take rest breaks. ~ Wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots with comfortable socks that wick moisture away. ~ Wear appropriate, breathable layers for the weather. Bring and wear sun protection. Cancellation Policy: This walk will take place rain or shine and will only be canceled in the event of extreme weather conditions. Check Meetup or text the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions. Welcome Waivers: Please fill out our updated 2020 “Welcome Waiver,” acknowledging the risks of COVID-19: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/551db32416402/web/ Connect with our global walking community and become a member of the Walk2Connect Cooperative here: https://www.walk2connect.com/ Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH

Gunbarrel Gateway to the Lakes

Ampersand Coffee Roasters

**SAFER AT HOME RESTRICTIONS: By order of Boulder County, this walk is limited to 10 people, we will practice physical distancing, everyone must have a face covering.** TYPE: Urban Hike | PACE: Fitness | TERRAIN: Sidewalks, Dirt Trails | DISTANCE: 5 miles | Walk Description: Let's spend an early fall morning outside, exploring the beautiful grasslands and lakes in North Boulder. We'll gather in Gunbarrel and hike over to Coot Lake, walk the short loop around the lake and back (5 miles total). If the group wants more exercise and a longer adventure, we can hike around Boulder Reservoir (9 miles total). Here is a link to a map with both routes: https://caltopo.com/m/2E99. This is a relatively flat hike with gorgeous mountain views and wide open spaces. Be sure to bring a hat! Schedule, Transit and Planning: We will meet at 7:00 am in front of Ampersand Coffee Roasters on Spine Road, just north of Lookout Road. Ampersand opens at 7:00, and if people want to get coffee and use the restroom, we'll stick around for a bit. Walking Movement Leader: Darcy Kitching started volunteering with the Boulder Ramblers in 2015. You can reach Darcy at[masked] or [masked]. Notes: ~ Be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, sun protection and wear appropriate gear/clothing for the season. ~ No dogs, please (they are not allowed on the west side of Coot Lake). ~ If you have not joined one of our walks yet this year, please take a moment to sign our Welcome Waiver, available here: http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/ ~ If you are not yet a member of the Walk2Connect Cooperative, please join now! https://www.walk2connect.com/become_a_member About Boulder Ramblers: Colorado-based Walk2Connect works with individuals and organizations to create whole-health outcomes through innovative walking programs focused on connecting to others, to place and to self. Our Boulder community, Boulder Ramblers, offers a variety of local walks and hikes led by trained volunteer Walking Movement Leaders. Across the Front Range, W2C principals and trained volunteer Walking Movement Leaders lead dozens of free community walks every week. Learn more: http://www.Walk2Connect.com

Waneka Lake/Isabelle Farm Loop

Waneka Lake East Lot

First Fridays: Stepping Up. As I grow, I’ve learned there’s no single perfect way to fight injustice or make positive change. The journey is in trying, the value is in contributing! On the First Friday of each month, July through November, I will loop Waneka Lake and out and back to Isabelle Farm in Lafayette, Colorado. At the end of each walk, I will make a personal donation to a racial equity organization (listed below), and if you are moved, you are welcome to contribute. I welcome your attendance, with or without a donation. This connection-focused experience is open to 9 attendees, and (*once re-opened for walk-in service,) includes a 7 minute stop-and-shop at the Isabelle Farm produce stand. One-hour walk includes stop at Isabelle Farm. 1.8 mile distance. Pace: conversational. Dogs, on-leash. Stepping up to a better world through nature, community, and connection. Friday July 3: 8 AM (GirlTrek) Friday Aug 7: 9 AM (Soul2SoulSisters) Friday Sept 4: 10 AM (Center for Native American Youth) Friday Oct 2: 11 AM (Latino Outdoors) Friday Nov 6: 12 PM (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Message me for more information about the organizations supported. Covid safety and walking guidelines can be found by visiting: https://www.walk2connect.com/newnormal

Scenic Panorama Point Urban Hike

University Avenue & 5th Street

**SAFER AT HOME RESTRICTIONS: By order of Boulder County, this walk is limited to 10 people, we will practice physical distancing, everyone must have a face covering.** TYPE: Urban Hike | PACE: Fitness | TERRAIN: Sidewalks, Dirt Trails | DISTANCE: 3.5 miles | Walk Description: Bask in beautiful fall colors on this short, but fairly strenuous, hike in central Boulder. With 972 feet of elevation gain, this hike goes up to Panorama Point, across Flagstaff Mountain to the Crown Rock Trail, then down Gregory Canyon before heading north back to our starting place through the neighborhoods. See a map for this hike here: https://caltopo.com/m/TQVQ. Schedule, Transit and Planning: We will meet at 7:00 am at the corner of University and 5th Street, then walk to the Viewpoint Trail. We will be finished hiking by 8:30 am at the latest. If you drive, park along University Avenue. Walking Movement Leader: Darcy Kitching started volunteering with the Boulder Ramblers in 2015. You can reach Darcy at[masked] or [masked]. Notes: ~ Be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, sun protection and wear appropriate gear/clothing for the season. ~ Dogs are allowed (no retractable leashes, please). ~ If you have not joined one of our walks yet this year, please take a moment to sign our Welcome Waiver, available here: http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/ ~ If you are not yet a member of the Walk2Connect Cooperative, please join now! https://www.walk2connect.com/become_a_member About Boulder Ramblers: Colorado-based Walk2Connect works with individuals and organizations to create whole-health outcomes through innovative walking programs focused on connecting to others, to place and to self. Our Boulder community, Boulder Ramblers, offers a variety of local walks and hikes led by trained volunteer Walking Movement Leaders. Across the Front Range, W2C principals and trained volunteer Walking Movement Leaders lead dozens of free community walks every week. Learn more: http://www.Walk2Connect.com

Past events (881)

SoBo Coffee & Cardio Neighborhood Walk

Caffè Sole

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