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A Perfect Day Outdoors


Enjoy breathtaking views from Chautauqua Dining Hall. While you're there, drive up Flagstaff Mountain for a bird's-eye view of Boulder.

Next, get your heart pumping with some fun, fresh-air adventure:

  • Hike in the open space next to Chautauqua. Stop at the Ranger Cottage for trail maps.
  • Bike or stroll along Boulder Creek Path, which spans seven miles through the center of town.
  • Visit the kayak course on Boulder Creek. Located just west of Eben G. Fine Park at the west end of Arapahoe Avenue.
  • Attempt fly-fishing in Boulder Creek with a professional guide.
  • Enjoy a tubing adventure down Boulder Creek.
  • Try rock climbing with instructors from Boulder Rock Club
  • Rent a canoe or paddleboat at the Boulder Reservoir.
Tree-Hugger Tip

“Flowers have powers when left on their towers.” When left alone, flowers influence the local ecosystem all year-round, but will only last a few days in a vase. Please don’t rob Colorful Colorado of its colors!

Help protect Boulder's natural beauty by remembering these Mountain Manners.

Tubing Boulder Creek


Pack a delicious picnic lunch at a local health food store or farmers' market:

PIcnic at Chautauqua

Go exploring:


Dine at one of Boulder's unique restaurants.

  • Flagstaff House - A spectacular view above Boulder and wildlife strolling by.
  • The Kitchen - Farm-to-fork cuisine and a reputation for being one of the greenest restaurants in the West.
  • Flower Child - Nourishing, delicious food that accommodates just about any dietary needs. 

Boulder dining at the Kitchen