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Scenic Overlooks You Can Drive to in Boulder

If you’re coming to Boulder, you’re probably looking forward to some refreshing views, right? Boulder is situated where the mountains meet the plains, so rest assured, there’s plenty to gaze upon. Pack up a thermos of coffee, a blanket and maybe even a picnic — and make sure your smartphone is fully charged for all the photos you'll want to take. Here's where to easily access some of our city’s best overlooks — no major hiking required. 

Know Before You Go

Please use caution when driving mountain roads. It's best to download a map before you leave in case you go into areas with no cell coverage. In winter, ensure you have snow tires or chains and check road conditions at

Boulder's Scenic Overlooks

Find scenery, serenity and fresh perspectives of Boulder's sweeping landscapes at these viewpoints and outlooks.