What we're about

Boulder Ramblers was founded in 2015 by Colorado-based Walk2Connect (https://www.walk2connect.com/) in partnership with the City of Boulder. For six years, we operated as the Boulder chapter of Walk2Connect, offering 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. In 2021, the Boulder Ramblers community assumed ownership of this group to keep rambling together!

Our community members host walks, hikes, and urban adventures every week throughout the year. Check our calendar to find what's coming up. Most of our walks and hikes are accessible to people with a range of abilities, and we focus on urban hiking - exploring the quiet streets, multi-use paths, and trail systems east of the foothills (with some adventures in the higher elevations within Boulder city limits). Please be sure to read the walk/hike descriptions carefully to determine whether a particular adventure is right for you.

This group offers great ways to get to know local urban trail systems and find creative, appealing ways to connect destinations in Boulder, Louisville, Superior, Lafayette, and beyond by foot. We advocate for "life at 3 miles per hour," slowing down the pace of life to appreciate how we are connected to everything around us.

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

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Upcoming events (4+)

SoBo Coffee & Cardio Neighborhood Walk

Caffè Sole

TYPE: Monthly walk | PACE: Fitness | TERRAIN: Sidewalks, hills | DISTANCE: 4.7 miles |

**You will need a mask to go into Caffe Sole. Please do not attend if you are not feeling well.**

Walk Description: Starting at the Caffe Sole, we'll take an invigorating morning walk through South Boulder neighborhoods, going up to the top of Shanahan Ridge, over to Bear Mountain Drive and the Bear Canyon connector trail, through Bear Creek Park, and back along various streets. It's a beautiful route that gets the blood pumping, with almost 500 feet of elevation gain. This route IS stroller friendly, and everyone is welcome. Here is a link to the map for this route: https://caltopo.com/m/F1P3

Schedule, Transit and Planning: We will meet at 9:00 am just outside of Caffe Sole in the Table Mesa Shopping Center. Come early to get a coffee and use the restroom. The shopping center is easily accessible by transit - take the SKIP bus down Broadway.

Walking Movement Leader: Darcy Kitching started volunteering with the Boulder Ramblers in 2015, and this was her original walk route. She is the author of "The Best Urban Hikes: Boulder" (https://cmcpress.org/products/the-best-urban-hikes-boulder). You can reach Darcy at[masked] or [masked].

Notes:
~ We will begin walking at 9:05 so please arrive on time.
~ Be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, sun protection and wear appropriate gear/clothing for the season.
~ Well-behaved and well-socialized dogs on 6' or shorter leashes are welcome.

Waiver: By signing up for this walk, you acknowledge that you are responsible for your own safety and well-being throughout the event. This is a volunteer-led experience. Volunteers are not liable for any injury or illness that may happen during the event or that results from participating in this event. Please take good care to only sign up for walks or hikes that are within your skill level and comfort. As always, have fun and be safe!

Summer's East Boulder Loop

East Boulder Community Center

**You will need a mask to go into the East Boulder Recreation Center. Please do not attend if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to anyone with any COVID-19 variant in the past two weeks.**

TYPE: Walk | PACE: Fitness | TERRAIN: Sidewalks, dirt trail | DISTANCE: 3.4 miles |

Walk Description: Get outside for a quick and easy nature-filled walk designed by a member of the City of Boulder's Pedestrian Action Committee! Summer shared a lovely 3.4-mile loop starting and ending at the East Boulder Community Center. Download this PDF for the complete route description: https://www-static.bouldercolorado.gov/docs/Self-Guided_Boulder_Walks-PAC-Walk6-1-202006091311.pdf Here is a link to the map for this route: https://caltopo.com/m/DVC3

Schedule and Planning: We will meet at 8:30 am just outside of the East Boulder Community Center. Arrive early to go into the recreation center to use the restroom or fill water bottles, if needed.

Walking Movement Leader: Darcy Kitching started volunteering with the Boulder Ramblers in 2015. She is the author of "The Best Urban Hikes: Boulder" (https://cmcpress.org/products/the-best-urban-hikes-boulder). You can reach Darcy at[masked] or [masked].

Trip Notes:
~ We will begin walking at 8:35 so please arrive on time.
~ Be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, sun protection and wear appropriate gear/clothing for the season.
~ Well-behaved and well-socialized dogs on 6' or shorter leashes are welcome.

Release of liability: By signing up for this walk, you acknowledge that you are responsible for your own safety and well-being throughout the event. This is a volunteer-led experience. Volunteers are not liable for any injury or illness that may happen during the event or that results from participating in this event. Please take good care to only sign up for walks or hikes that are within your skill level and comfort. As always, have fun and be safe!

Fitness Walk Beginning at Foothills Community Park

Foothills Community Park

TYPE: Same Time, Same Place Monthly | PACE: Fitness/Conversational | TERRAIN: Packed dirt multi-use path, sidewalks, and dirt trail | DISTANCE: Approx. 4 miles

Walk Description: This fitness walk is held the second Tuesday of every month; beginning and ending at Foothills Community Park near the restrooms and the dog park, going south along multi-use paths onto sidewalks in the Wonderland Hills neighborhood, and looping back north on the Foothills Trail, taking a short side trip (less than a mile) on the Old Kiln Trail. Along the way, hikers will see some beautiful views of Wonderland Lake, the foothills, and the eastern plains. The route includes gentle hills, with little, but some, elevation gain.

Walking Movement Leader: Lorrie Johnson has been leading walks and hikes with the Boulder Ramblers since 2017. Reach her at lorriejohn [at] gmail [dot] com.

Schedule and Planning: There are two parking lots at Foothills Community Park: We will meet at the parking lot near the restrooms adjacent to the dog park on 7th Street. This walk is also accessible by the SKIP bus, which stops at Broadway and Violet; the Park is a few blocks west of Broadway. We'll meet at 9:00 am and begin walking at 9:05. The walk will end by 10:30 am.

Trip Notes:

~ Be sure to bring water, sun protection, and wear appropriate clothing for the season. For winter walking, wear breathable layers, a hat, and bring non-slip shoe cleats or wear boots with good traction.

~ Dogs on short, non-retractable leashes are welcome.

Cancellation Policy: This walk will only be canceled in the event of extreme weather conditions. Check the Boulder Ramblers Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/BoulderRamblers/) or contact the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions.

Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” (http://www.walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience this year.

About Boulder Ramblers:

The Colorado-based Walk2Connect Cooperative 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 in Boulder, Longmont and Louisville. We also partner with GO Boulder to develop walking events that orient community members to the city's pedestrian facilities and invite feedback about them. 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

Get Involved!
1. Sign-up for Walk2Connect emails here (http://eepurl.com/XPdKH)
2. Keep checking our main event calendar here (http://www.walk2connect.com/events)
3. Follow us on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/BoulderRamblers/) or here (http://www.facebook.com/walk2connect)
4. Become a Life@3MPH Champion here (http://walk2connect.com/community/champions/)
5. Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here (http://walk2connect.com/community/walkingmovementleaders/)

Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH

Bright and Early Baby Goat-Boulder Creek Loop

Baby Goat

**You will need a mask to go into the Baby Goat Coffeehouse. Please do not attend if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to anyone with any COVID-19 variant in the past two weeks.**

TYPE: Walk | PACE: Fitness | TERRAIN: Sidewalks, multi-use paths | DISTANCE: 6.1 miles |

Walk Description: This 6-mile sunrise urban hike will help you jump-start your day! We'll follow the Boulder Creek, Bear Creek, and Wonderland Creek path systems in a big loop starting and ending at the Baby Goat Coffeehouse. Here is a link to the map for this route: https://caltopo.com/m/GVF4H

Schedule and Planning: We will meet at 7:00 am just outside of the Baby Goat Coffeehouse, which opens at 6:30 am. Arrive early to get a drink, use the restroom or fill water bottles, if needed.

Walking Movement Leader: Darcy Kitching started volunteering with the Boulder Ramblers in 2015. She is the author of "The Best Urban Hikes: Boulder" (https://cmcpress.org/products/the-best-urban-hikes-boulder). You can reach Darcy at[masked] or [masked].

Trip Notes:
~ We will begin walking at 7:05, so please arrive on time.
~ Be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, sun protection and wear appropriate gear/clothing for the season.
~ Well-behaved and well-socialized dogs on 6' or shorter leashes are welcome.

Release of liability: By signing up for this walk, you acknowledge that you are responsible for your own safety and well-being throughout the event. This is a volunteer-led experience. Volunteers are not liable for any injury or illness that may happen during the event or that results from participating in this event. Please take good care to only sign up for walks or hikes that are within your skill level and comfort. As always, have fun and be safe!

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