Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
October 19, 2020 | Posted 9:20am
There are two wildfires burning in Boulder County north of Boulder. The largest one, at approximately 9,000 acres, is called the CalWood Fire and it began near Jamestown Saturday afternoon, October 17. It is about 15% contained. The second one, the Lefthand Canyon Fire, started Sunday, October 18 and has burned about 300 acres.
The city of Boulder is not in imminent danger. Today the air quality is not good and outdoor recreation in the city is not recommended. The smell of smoke is very strong. Many roads and trails are closed in the county.
Our thoughts are with our Boulder County friends and neighbors who are affected by this severe situation.
Things are a little different than usual in Boulder, as you might imagine.
Here's what's open and what's not as our town responds to COVID-19.
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Cresting the hill on Highway 36 into Boulder and gazing down at the red rooftops of the University of Colorado, the dramatic sandstone slabs of the Flatirons and the snow-capped peaks beyond, it's easy to see why this intriguing town has been dubbed "the city nestled between the mountains and reality."
Just 30 minutes from Denver, tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, acres of vast open space roll into Boulder's quaint cityscape. Come explore pine-scented trails, taste the flavors of "America's Foodiest Town," tour 21 craft breweries, stroll historic Pearl Street and soak up this creative community's laid-back lifestyle.