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Incredible adventures in your own backyard!
*created by 2021 alumn Sarah Chang
Boulder is an incredible city that blends outdoorsy adventuring with quirky shops and city-life. You're bound to find a part of Boulder that you mesh with!
Boulder is central to amazing hiking and climbing, walking distance from historic Chautaqua Park and only a 45 minute drive from Rocky Mountain National Park.
Hiking near CU Boulder:
Flatirons (Royal Arch, 1st and 2nd Flatirons, Chautaqua Trail)
Boulder County Open Space
Hiking outside of Boulder:
Rocky Mountain National Park
Eldorado State Park
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Boulder's historic Pearl Street Mall has amazing shopping, night-life, and public art installations right in your own backyard. Looking for something bigger? Denver is only a 40-minute busride away, where you can explore
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum
Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
Engage with incredible cultural, scientific, and historical programming without ever leaving campus at all:
Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Museum of Natural History
Boulder is home to a couple national labs which you may tour and visit during your time here
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)