Description: Located 35 miles northwest of downtown Denver and 45 minutes from Denver International Airport, Boulder is nestled at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains. A captivating mountain community enriched with natural beauty and diverse cultural delights, Boulder has a dynamic economy, an award winning University, and a vibrant love of the outdoors. Populated by approximately 94,673 residents, including 25,000 students annually at the University of Colorado, Boulder is the eighth largest city in the State with an elevation of 5,430 feet above sea level. Spanning approximately 27 square miles, Boulder is commonly referred to as the little town nestled between the mountains and reality, a saying originating from the quality of life enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
Elevation and Size: 5,430 feet (Denver is 5,280 feet); City of Boulder is 27.8 square miles. Population: 96,727 residents; including 25,000 students at the University of Colorado. Weather: Four distinct seasons and over 300 sunny days a year. (More than San Diego or Miami!) Average 83.3 inches of snowfall a year. (Avg. from 8/48 – 7/00)
Recreation: Recently rated the “#1 Sports Town in America” by Outside Magazine, offering countless year-round recreational activities. Take advantage of the 200 miles of public hiking and biking trails, approximately 30,000 acres of open space or the 16-mile Boulder Creek Path, which runs through the middle of town. Arts & Culture: More than 30 art galleries, 4 local museums, 32 movie & stage theaters and many festivals, including the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Music Festival and Colorado Dance Festival. Dining: More than 300 restaurants featuring local, regional and international cuisine. Accommodations: Approximately 2,000 guest rooms, ranging from rustic cabins to historic Victorian suites. Whether you are staying at one of the cozy Bed & Breakfasts or our largest conference hotel, mountain views and proximity to activities will ensure an unparalleled experience.