Winding Your Way Above the City in Boulder, Colorado
Popular with motorists and bicyclists alike, winding up the foot of the Rocky Mountains from the western edge of Boulder like a spiral staircase – hairpin turn after hairpin turn – the drive up Flagstaff Road is reminiscent of a theme park ride. The backdrop here: pine forest, the dramatic Flatiron rock formations and plenty of scenic views overlooking Boulder and the Front Range. Stop for a swanky meal with views at the Flagstaff House. You can continue upward into the hills, but I always want to careen back down the twisty road like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. To date I’ve used low gear and restraint, but someday…..