Walker Ranch loop is only 23 minutes from downtown Boulder and it’s beautiful as heck! While it’s a 7.8 mile loop, hiking the whole thing isn’t required at all! We walked about 20 minutes one way and passed more awesome views than we possibly could’ve shot at. The ease of access and diverse beautiful areas (mountain views, some dope rocks, a creek with plenty of lush foliage) make for a perfect engagement session location near Boulder.
It’s also fairly easy to navigate the permit process - as long as your photographer has an OSMP Commercial use permit you’re good to go (like me!).