Published: June 29, 2021

CU's campus stands out against the front range, Rocky mountains, and clear blue sky.

The CU Boulder campus nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills and front range. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

From miles away at an overlook in Longmont, CU Boulder’s signature red clay tile roofs — which cover at least half of CU’s 3 million square feet of rooftop — are prominent against the mountainous landscape. Behind campus, the sun shines on the front range of the Rocky Mountains. With views like this, it's no wonder National Geographic named Boulder the happiest city in the U.S. in 2017