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Boulder Facts

Location

Boulder is nestled in the foothills, where the rolling plains meet the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Centrally located near Denver, Denver International Airport, Eldora Mountain Resort and Rocky Mountain National Park. Downtown Denver is just 30 minutes away. A few hours from many of Colorado's world-famous ski resorts, making Boulder the ideal Colorado destination.

Age Demographics

18-24 Years — 31%
25-44 — 36%
45-64 — 25%
65+ — 8%
Median — 29

Elevation & Size

5,430 feet (Denver is 5,280 feet); City of Boulder is 27.8 square miles.

Population

103,166 residents, including 30,265 students at the University of Colorado.

Weather

Four distinct seasons and over 300 sunny days a year.
Average temperature highs/lows:

Spring (March-May) — 63/35 F
Summer (June-August) — 83/55 F
Fall (September-October — 72/45 F
Winter (November-February) — 45/23 F
Average 83.3 inches of snowfall a year.

Recreation

Boulder offers countless year-round recreational activities. Take advantage of the 200 miles of public hiking and biking trails and approximately 43,000 acres of open space.

Arts & Culture

Boulder is ranked third in the country when it comes to the number of working artists per capita. There are more than 30 art galleries, six local museums, a dozen movie and stage theaters and many festivals in town, including the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Music Festival and Chautauqua Summer Series.

Dining

Hundreds of restaurants featuring local, regional and international foods.

Accommodations

Approximately 2,000 guest rooms, ranging from full-service city hotels to rustic cabins to historic Victorian suites. Whether you are staying at a cozy bed and breakfast or our largest conference hotel, mountain views and proximity to activities will ensure an unparalleled experience.

Sister Cities

Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Jalapa, Nicaragua; Lhasa, Tibet; Mante, Mexico; Yamagata, Japan

Founded

The City of Boulder was founded in 1859.