Things to Do
See the Flatirons glow in the sunshine or dusted in snow like a powdered-sugar donut, shop on hip and historic Pearl Street, grab your boots and hit a hiking trail, or try raved-about cuisine from one of the city's chef-led eateries. Bike, ski or swim by morning, visit a muscle-melting spa by afternoon, then enjoy a concert and cocktails by night. With the great outdoors always steps away — yet urban adventure right out your hotel door, too — you'll find an endless variety of things to do in Boulder, Colorado, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Boulder
Things to Do in Boulder
What are the best hikes with views in Boulder?
- Wonderland Lake Loop Trail
- Flatirons Vista
- Chapman Drive and Tenderfoot Trail
- Rattlesnake Gulch
- Mount Sanitas
What are the best things to do in Boulder with kids?
- Play on Pearl Street
- Learn at Museum of Boulder
- Discover Fiske Planetarium
- Hike at Chautauqua Trailhead
- Cruise Valmont Bike Park
What are the best mountain biking trails in Boulder?
- Betasso Preserve
- Walker Ranch/Meyers Ranch
- Hall Ranch
- Marshall Mesa /Flatirons Vista
- Dowdy Draw
- Valmont Bike Park
What are the top free things to do in Boulder?
- Brewery, Winery or Distillery Tours
- Boulder Creek Path
- University of Colorado's Museums
- Hiking at Chautauqua
- Strolling Pearl Street
- Boulder Farmers Market