The Bobolink -- named for a small brown and white bird that frequents the area -- is a bucolic trail meandering alongside Boulder Creek. In the marshy water near the trail's head stand tall yellow narcissus or, later in the year, bulrushes with their hard, brown bottle-brush tops. Farther along, there are innumerable wildflowers: bouncing bets nodding in the shade, sunflowers, bright-blue chicory, the occasional silky, pale-gold cactus flower. Clusters of tart gooseberries hang over fences. In a few breathtaking places, the vegetation parts to reveal the blue-gray immensity... More >>>
Trail mix: The Bobolink is a popular Boulder stomping ground -- and frequent battlefield.