One of the most popular ways to spend weekends is to escape the city for camping in special campgrounds and try different kinds of outdoor activities from hiking to rock-climbing of varying difficulty. Boulder is a beautiful town located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, just 28 miles to north-west from Denver. Recreation area around the city is attracted by climbers and hikers all year round. The most preferable places are Chautauqua Park and Rocky Mountain National Park that provide their visitors with the best mountain views, active leisure time and nice spots for picnicking. Chautauqua Trail, part of Mesa Trail and Bear Canyon Trail are the main different length hiking routes in the region that go through green meadows, mountains, falls and canyons.