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Boulder Facts


Boulder is nestled in the foothills, where the rolling plains meet the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Centrally located near Denver, Denver International Airport, Eldora Ski Resort and Rocky Mountain National Park. Downtown Denver is just 35 minutes away.  A few hours from many of Colorado's world-famous ski resorts, making Boulder the ideal Colorado destination.

Age Demographics
18-24 Years — 31%
25-44 — 36%
45-64 — 25%
65+ — 8%
Median — 29

Elevation & Size
5,430 feet (Denver is 5,280 feet); City of Boulder is 27.8 square miles.

102,500 residents, including 25,000 students at the University of Colorado.

Four distinct seasons and over 300 sunny days a year.
Average temperature highs/lows:

Spring (March-May) — 63/35 F
Summer (June-August) — 83/55 F
Fall (September-October — 72/45 F
Winter (November-February) — 45/23 F
Average 83.3 inches of snowfall a year.

Rated the "#1 Sports Town in America" by Outside Magazine, Boulder offers countless year-round recreational activities. Take advantage of the 200 miles of public hiking and biking trails, approximately 43,000 acres of open space or the Boulder Creek Path, which runs through the middle of own.

Arts & Culture
More than 30 art galleries, 4 local museums, 32 movie & stage theaters and many festivals, including the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Music Festival and Chautauqua Summer Festival.

More than 400 restaurants featuring local, regional and international foods.

Approximately 2,000 guestrooms, ranging from full service city hotels to rustic cabins to historic Victorian suites.  Whether you are staying at a cozy Bed & Breakfast or our largest conference hotel, mountain views and proximity to activities will ensure an unparalleled experience.

Sister Cities
Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Jalapa, Nicaragua; Lhasa, Tibet; Mante, Mexico; Yamagata, Japan

City of Boulder founded in 1859.


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