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Boulder - North Central Colorado

Includes Eldorado Springs, Lafayette, Louisville

Experience Boulder, Eldorado Springs, Lafayette, and Louisville, Colorado

Boulder resides at the base of Colorado's famous flatirons rock formation. Founded in 1859 as the Boulder City Town Company, the stage was set early for notoriety across the globe. Recognized for its commitment to the outdoors, eco-friendly policies and safety, visitors never cease to be amazed by Boulder's commitment to outdoor recreation.

Located northwest of town, Chautauqua Park offers the perfect backdrop for hiking and biking around Boulder. View the flatirons from below at the picnic shelter or the city from above along the Boulder Mountain Parks trails. Scott Carpenter Park, named after the famous astronaut who called Boulder his home, provides a more central location for family outings.

Sun Flowers in front of the Flatirons near Boulder, Colorado
Late Summer from the Cherryvale Trail with Colorado's Famous Flatirons in the Background
Chautauqua Park and the Flatirons near Boulder, Colorado
Chautauqua Park Offers Hiking Trails, Bike Route Access, Picnic Area, Playground & Restrooms

Shopping on the Pearl Street and 29th Street malls embraces Boulder's outdoor theme. Popular apparel, novelty and dining establishments bring excitement rain, snow or shine. The Pearl Street Mall is home to street performers such as musicians, The Contortionist, The Balloon Man, and The Zip Code Man. 29th Street Mall features contemporary shopping and entertainment with a movie theatre and department stores. Coffee shops and microbreweries provide additional pleasure and some much-needed time to relax with your favorite beverage.

Boulder Reservoir is a summer hot spot for swimming, sailing and waterskiing. Located along Highway 119 (the Diagonal Highway), the facility hosts triathlons and a marathon among other swimming and cycling events.

Scott Carpenter Park's playground - The Rocketship in Boulder, Colorado
The Boulder Creek Pedestrian Path is Paved for Walking and Bike Riding, You can also Visit Scott Carpenter Park
Man and boy rock climb on the Mount Sanitas Trail near Boulder, Colorado
The Mount Sanitas Trail is Known as an Access by Climbers to Several Bouldering Areas

Boulder Kayak Playpark is located at the mouth of Boulder Canyon on Boulder Creek and starts with a six-foot slide drop into a huge pool; such an exciting way to start the course. Much of the course consists of small drops and holes that land in large pools. There's also eddies, plat rocks, and squirt lines to keep any level of kayaker amused. Keep in mind, this park was built before modern day play boats so some of the drop structures may not work out best for your equipment.

Memorial Day in Boulder means BolderBoulder 10K road race. Runners from all over the world participate for fun and prizes. Boulder Creek Festival kicks off summer for 23 years, it's free for everyone and features arts, games, music and dance.

At the core of Boulder's culture are creative arts. The Shakespeare Festival, Boulder International Film Festival and music performed in historic Macky Auditorium offer a glimpse into the town's taste for entertainment.

Boulder also has been featured on TV, movies, in books and music. The house at 1619 Pine Street was used as the house on Mork and Mindy in addition to Perfect Stranger's, Stephen King made Boulder the setting in his book The Stand, the Pearl Street Mall played a part in Catch and Release, Johnny Cash references Boulder in his song Highway Man.

Boulder is near: Allenspark, Longmont, Lyons & Nederland

Featured Boulder Businesses

Allenspark Lodge - Classic Mountain B&B
Hearty mountain breakfasts at an Authentic 1930s log lodge in Allenspark, CO. 12 rooms for romance, scrap-booking or a getaway. Near Estes Park: shop and dine. Unwind: hike, site-see, fall leaf peeping.

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Argo Mill and Tunnel: Museum and Tours
A National Historic Site in Idaho Springs the Argo Mill and Tunnel. Gold and Gem Panning! Daily Tours: see how GOLD ORE was processed at the turn-of-the-century. Museum and Mercantile. West of Denver.

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Boulder RV Service and Supply Center
Longmont is in Central Boulder County serving Estes Park, Boulder, Louisville, and Lyons. RV Service and Supply Center for ALL Makes and Models of RVs, Truck Campers, Towables, and Utility Trailers.

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Eldorado Canyon State Park
DAY-USE ONLY STATE PARK, 15 minutes from Boulder, Eldorado Canyon has technical rock-climbing routes, fun bouldering, hiking, snowshoeing trails for all abilities, picnicking, spectacular views, wildlife!

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Fair Winds Hot Air Balloon Flights
The Fair Winds over Boulder allow Balloon Flights to soar. Majestic MOUNTAIN VIEWS between Denver and Estes Park. Colorado's favorite hot-air balloon rides happen daily: individuals, groups, intimate VIP.

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High Country Tours: Snowmobile Tours, Snow Tubing and Unguided Rentals
The memory of a lifetime! Snowmobile tours, guides will take you through Colorado's high country, see awesome views of the majestic Colorado Rockies. Snowmobile Rentals and Tubing in Summit County.

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Boulder RV Service and Supply Center
Longmont is in Central Boulder County serving Estes Park, Boulder, Louisville, and Lyons. RV Service and Supply Center for ALL Makes and Models of RVs, Truck Campers, Towables, and Utility Trailers.

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