Fall colors at Red Rocks Boulder, CO

Best trails to enjoy Fall colors close to Boulder

Each year the quest of vistas of golden aspens take front-range locals high up into the mountains to spend time among the magic of the changing colors during the fading of summer light. But you don’t have to travel hours on the road in order to enjoy change of color this season. Here are a few trails within a short drive from Boulder which you can hike or run to get your color fix.
West End 3k race Flatirons Running

West End 4k Delivers on Downtown Race Excitement

When Callum Hawkins, an elite 10,000 meter runner from Scotland, came to Boulder on Tuesday, he found lodging with former marathon world record holder Steve Jones. Thursday, Hawkins did his household proud by outkicking Stephen Pifer to win the West End 4K. Hawkins clocked 11 minutes 42 seconds for the roughly 2.5 miles, four seconds up on Pifer, a former mile star at the University of Colorado. Ryan Poland was third in 11:57. "It was tough," said Hawkins, a 28:49 10K runner, "with the uphill, altitude, heat, and Pifer pushing the pace."