If hikers had a Mecca, Boulder would be it. Seated at the base of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, in the shadow of the world famous Flatirons, this outdoorsy town is host to an abundance of wonderful hiking trails. From the red-rock cliffs of Eldorado Canyon to the airy summit of Flagstaff Mountain, from the wide open prairie cradling East Boulder Creek to the sheltering woodlands of the Betasso Preserve, the variety and beauty of trails around Boulder are astounding. And everyone, whether local or just visiting, is invited to partake of the bounty. Hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, this guidebook is for everyone, including families.