Hiking in Colorado: Breckenridge’s Stunning Upper Boulder Lake

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In Breckenridge, Colorado, there are myriad Rocky Mountain hikes to experience. After doing numerous ones myself, one of my favorites is the trek to Upper Boulder Lake. This moderate hike is about six miles each way, with a combination of uphill climbs, and downhill slopes. The altitude takes you to about 11,000 feet, so make sure to take your time, enjoy the scenery and drink lots of water. You’ll be rewarded at the end of the journey with a colorful lake and forest view that looks like something Bob Ross would have painted (shown above).

All photos below were taken using an iPhone 4S. No editing was done.

 

Jessica Festa
Jessica Festa is the editor of the travel sites Jessie on a Journey (http://jessieonajourney.com) and Epicure & Culture (http://epicureandculture.com). Along with blogging at We Blog The World, her byline has appeared in publications like Huffington Post, Gadling, Fodor's, Travel + Escape, Matador, Viator, The Culture-Ist and many others. After getting her BA/MA in Communication from the State University of New York at Albany, she realized she wasn't really to stop backpacking and made travel her full time job. Some of her most memorable experiences include studying abroad in Sydney, teaching English in Thailand, doing orphanage work in Ghana, hiking her way through South America and traveling solo through Europe. She has a passion for backpacking, adventure, hiking, wine and getting off the beaten path.
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