Vogue story

Todd Plummer
October 31, 2017

The things that make Boulder, Colorado so enjoyable are as foolproof and all-American as apple pie: world-class hiking trails five minutes from the town center, an abundance of local farms that supply the restaurants with fabulous produce, a calendar of festivals that seem to go all year long, and (not to mention) Rocky Mountain views that would make even Ansel Adams’s eyes widen. Citing all of these, National Geographic recently named Boulder the “happiest city in the United States.” So there is some scientific certainty that anyone who visits Boulder will fall in love with this town—all that hiking, biking, and sunny weather has got to spur some serious endorphin highs, right?