Boulder is known as one of the best places to live because of its beautiful setting, 43,000 acres of open space, and lively atmosphere. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town.
Popular Places and Activities
Only 30 miles from Boulder, Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., known for its national sports events, museums, restaurants, shopping, parks, and pathways. Top attractions include:
Colorado is also home to 25 official ski and snowboard resorts. Approximately 11 are within three hours driving time from Boulder. Eldora Mountain Resort, the closest ski area, is just 20 miles away. The Rocky Mountain region of Colorado is abundant with streams, lakes, and more than 1,000 peaks over two miles high. Rocky Mountain National Park is located 45 miles from Boulder.
See our Planning Your Visit page for detailed information on places to stay, food and dining, and things to do in Boulder, Denver, and beyond.