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Boulder Driving Directions

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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.

Drive Times

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