There is a great balance of the city and outdoors lifestyle in Boulder. We had easy access to some great hiking trails in Chautauqua Park. We decided to climb the Royal Arch trail which was a bit strenuous because it was steep going the whole way up but totally worth every minute for the view at the top over the whole city. Boulder is definitely a pretty adventurous city. We saw a lot of people, young and old on the trail and it felt good that so many people we’re out getting some fresh air. That’s the kind of energy you can get used to in a place.