Gallery Browsing on Pearl Street

Laura Monitz

About 25 miles northwest of Denver on Highway 36, the stunning craggy peaks of the Flatirons and the city beneath come into view. Enter a community of students and academics, trustafarians and hippies, counterculturists and idealists and everything in between. Boulder has racked up numerous accolades over the years, regaled for its quality of life, fitness and outdoor recreation options and impressive food scene. It’s hard to fit into just one box; the city does its best to defy all stereotypes.