Boulder, Colorado, is located just 25 miles northwest of Denver, exactly where the plains meet the Rocky Mountains. This small city nestled into the foothills is where to come for outdoor adventure paired with urban entertainment.
"Boulder, Colorado may have perfected the urban/outdoors balance: it’s close to Denver for big-city benefits, it has its own smaller city personality, but then it focuses on outdoor activity in every other way." — Lonely Planet
Catch a glimpse of some of Boulder's wildlife while strolling, hiking or biking through our 300 miles of trails and 45,000 acres of open space, people-watch at an outdoor cafe or restaurant on Pearl Street or check out a top attraction like the Museum of Boulder or the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse.
The City of Boulder sits 5,430 feet above sea level, and Boulder enjoys 300-plus days of sunshine a year and moderate weather. Last we checked, there were 108,000 residents in Boulder, including about 35,000 students who are enrolled at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Just 30 minutes from Denver, tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, acres of vast open space roll into Boulder's quaint cityscape. Come explore pine-scented trails, taste the flavors of "America's Foodiest Town," tour 22 craft breweries, stroll historic Pearl Street and soak up this creative community's laid-back lifestyle.
Visit Boulder acknowledges that the land on which we live, work and recreate today has been inhabited by Indigenous people for more than 13,000 years. We honor the Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), Hinono'eino (Arapaho) and all other nations associated with the Boulder Valley, affirm their ancestral ties to their homeland and acknowledge the history of mistreatment and forced removal that has had a devastating impact on their communities. When we discuss Boulder with visitors and our communities, we are discussing Native lands, and we endeavor to do our part to include the stories of the area’s first inhabitants.