The Boulder Area

Boulder is a mid-sized city with small town charm and has a lot to offer visitors and residents alike. We boast a lively cultural and foodie scene and an almost endless supply of outdoor activities. Some of our staff's favorite things to do include:

  • Hiking at Chautauqua
  • Pizza at Beau Jo's (don't forget the honey)!
  • Shop on Pearl Street
  • Tour Celestial Seasonings
  • Brunch at Walnut Café or The Buff Restaurant
  • Bring your dog to one of the many dog parks in Boulder
  • Stand up paddle boarding at Boulder Reservoir
  • Walk down Boulder Creek to the farmer’s market every Wednesday and Saturday throughout summer and fall 
  • Tubing down Boulder creek

The Denver Area

The Denver Zoo, Natural History Museum, Elitch Gardens, Mile High Stadium and Buell Theatre are just a few of the attractions in Denver. Your university-provided Eco Pass will allow you to hop on a bus in Boulder and get to Denver easily and for free! You can enjoy a Denver Broncos or Rockies game in Denver or tour one of the many breweries that call Denver home. 

Some staff favorites:

  • Shop on the world famous 16th Street Mall
  • Relax for a day at Washington Park known to locals as Wash Park
  • Go to brunch at Snooze AM Eatery
  • Visit Denver’s Santa Fe art district the first Friday of every month for First Friday Art Walks
  • Tour one of the many breweries Denver has to offer

Denver is also within driving distance to mountain towns like Vail, Breckenridge, Aspen, Telluride and Durango where there are lots of outdoor activities including skiing, snowboarding, tubing and white water rafting.

Visit the Colorado Convention and Visitors Bureau website or the Colorado Office of Economic Development for additional information about Colorado.

Housing for live-off positions

Rental and home ownership costs have grown in Colorado over the last decade. Due shifting housing market in Boulder, 50% of our staff live in the neighboring towns. You'll find several great towns within a 45 minute commute to campus. For more information on these towns, please check the U.S. Census data for those areas.