Boulder Driving Directions
From the North
Heading South on I-25 exit onto Highway 52. Take Hwy 52 West to the Diagonal. Take Diagonal into Boulder (becomes Foothills Parkway).
From the South
Heading North on I-25 exit onto Highway 36 (The Boulder Turnpike). Take Hwy 36 Northwest into Boulder (becomes 28th Street as you enter town).
From the West
Heading East on I-70, exit onto I-25 North, then exit onto Highway 36 (The Boulder Turnpike). Take Hwy 36 Northwest into Boulder (becomes 28th Street as you enter town).
Heading East on I-70, take the Golden exit to Highway 93. Take Hwy 93 North along the foothills into Boulder (becomes Broadway as you enter town).
From the East
Heading West on I-70, take the I-270 exit North toward Fort Collins, take the Boulder exit (Hwy 36) heading West into Boulder (becomes 28th Street as you enter town).
Directions from Denver International Airport (DIA)
Exit DIA on Peña Boulevard. Continue until you reach I-70 west. Take I-70 west and keep right at the fork to continue onto I-270 (following signs for Fort Collins/Boulder). Continue on I-270 north, which will become U.S. Hwy 36 west and will take you straight into Boulder.
Take the toll road exit, E-470 north from Peña Boulevard to the Northwest Parkway towards Broomfield. Take the exit for Hwy 36 and continue west on Hwy. 36 into Boulder. Please be aware this route has tolls but can save time at peak travel hours.
Mileage and estimated travel time from surrounding U.S. cities are as follows:
|City||Total Distance||Total Estimated Time|
|Albuquerque, New Mexico||475.5 miles||8 hours, 43 minutes|
|Aspen, Colorado||184.6 miles||4 hours, 50 minutes|
|Cheyenne, Wyoming||91.2 miles||2 hours, 1 minute|
|Colorado Springs, Colorado||97.3 miles||1 hour, 51 minutes|
|Denver, Colorado (downtown)||28.4 miles||37 minutes|
|Estes Park, Colorado||36.6 miles||1 hour, 11 minutes|
|Fort Collins, Colorado||53.9 miles||1 hour, 20 minutes|
|Grand Junction, Colorado||269.5 miles||5 hours, 9 minutes|
|Greeley, Colorado||48.1 miles||1 hour, 26 minutes|
|Lincoln, Nebraska||503 miles||9 hours, 20 minutes|
|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||698.5 miles||12 hours, 46 minutes|
|Omaha, Nebraska||555.8 miles||10 hours, 11 minutes|
|Salt Lake City, Utah||523.6 miles||9 hours, 54 minutes|
|Santa Fe, New Mexico||419.8 miles||7 hours, 48 minutes|
|Vail, Colorado||123.4 miles||2 hours, 23 minutes|