Founded in 1859, the city of Boulder is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just 35 miles northwest of Denver. Home of the University of Colorado's main campus and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder sits 5,430 feet above sea level and is surrounded by 200 miles of public hiking and biking trails, and approximately 43,000 acres of open space.
Boulder is known for its natural beauty, outdoor recreation, natural product retailers and restaurants, diverse businesses, and technological and academic resources.
Boulder offers countless year-round recreational activities- hiking in the mountains, swimming and paddleboarding at the Reservoir, hanging out and shopping at the Pearl St. Mall, or dining at one of our many local restaurants. You can stay in one of the 2,000 available guest rooms, which range from full-service city hotels to rustic cabins to historic Victorian suites.
No matter what you're doing mountain views and proximity to activities will ensure an unparalleled experience.