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Exploring in (and near) Boulder

With its mix of natural and urban sights, Boulder is a great place to explore. You might also find that Boulder is an excellent jumping-off point to visit the rest of colorful Colorado.

exploring Colorado: Tundra at Rocky Mountain National ParkMost visitors to Boulder begin by exploring in-town spots such as the Pearl Street Mall and historic Chautauqua Park. However, just above Boulder is the mountain town of Nederland and the beautiful peak-to-peak highway. Denver and Estes Park are each approximately 45 minutes away. And mountain vistas in Rocky Mountain National Park and Summit County can be visited in a day.

We've grouped some favorite destinations according to distance from Boulder. To read our recommendations, please select from the menu to the right.