We had a very short hike last summer in Dream Canyon, west of Boulder, Colorado, but it was clear why it was called so – breath-taking views awaited us there, and to add some more dreamy atmosphere, we hiked in the buff.
Dream Canyon has a bit of history of nude outdoor recreation probably thanks to the fact that it’s somewhat complicated to navigate there while also being close to Boulder, one of the hippest cities in America whose dwellers love outdoors. It took us a while to find a convenient parking lot with numerous trails coming down.
At first, the beauty of the canyon was concealed by the pine forest. We took one of the least used trails, and after just a few minutes of pretty steep descent
we got to an open space with the view over the canyon.
But not only the majestic views impressed me, it was interesting to see such a multi-colored plant! (Which I later found out was Oregon grape holly.)
We continued our hike down, however,
and found even better spots to enjoy the views and have our lunch, somewhere midway between the top of the canyon and the creek in its bottom.
This place is well-known among rock climbers, and it’s obvious why!
We didn’t have any climbing equipment, but it was also fun to run down and up those steep trails without it, and any clothes either.
It certainly helps being flexible, and I can see why Mateo has a nickname of Spider-Man in some circles 🙂
Next time we should spend a bit more time there and perhaps find a place for [naked] bouldering. When in Boulder… 😉