Just got back from an awesome hike at Chautauqua Park. We hiked Flat Iron #2. It's a national monument in Boulder CO just a few miles off campus. Took us about 3 hours round trip. ProTrails says it was only 3 miles round trip, but I don't know that's accurate. It's not terribly difficult, but does have its patches that literally take your breath away. The scenery, however, is amazingly beautiful. Really puts things into perspective.
Had to go all karate kid on the mountain!
This is Flat Iron #3.
decent shot of Boulder with CU in the background