The switchbacks are always fun and we enjoyed going up instead of down this time.
The Burr Trail is an easy drive and soon we entered Long Canyon where we stopped to stretch our legs at the little slot canyon right alongside the road. It is a tranquil and lovely spot.
The ladies at the Hell’s Backbone Grill had told us that they brought visiting Buddhist monks here to chant in the canyon.
We tried a few “oms” and thought that it was probably best to leave the chanting to the monks. Sounded cool though.
We left Long Canyon and knew we were close to Boulder and the lovely Boulder Mountain Lodge.
Boulder Mountain Lodge at last.
The corrugated metal roofs on the buildings are distressed for a mottled rusty look.
They display excellent artwork throughout the inn including the rooms. All very warm and western.
It is a lovely place with plantings, gardens and a large pond. At night you are serenaded by peepers, and the occasional quack of a duck or lowing of cattle. An uniquely Boulder experience.