The Wonderland Lake Park is a great place to go for a short hike, and is conveniently located in North Boulder with ample parking. A hike from the parking lot and up around the Wonderland Hill overlooking the lake is only 2.5 miles with an ascent of about 425 ft, proving a good workout. It’s even more of a workout if you do it in the snow!
Our Colorado Mountain Club Snowshoeing Routes of Colorado’s Front Range book recommended Coney Flats Trail for snowshoeing, so we decided to give it a go. This was the first trail we went on with my new Sony telephoto lens, and I was excited to test it out.
The Brainard Lake Snowshoe Trail is an excellent place to visit for beginner snowshoers. The terrain is not difficult, the length of the trail enough for good exercise without getting exhausted, and the alpine scenery is beautiful.