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Boulder Introduction


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Located only 35 mi/56 km northwest of Denver and pressed right up against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder has been attracting tourists for a century, ever since the first hotel opened in 1909 (the Hotel Boulderado is still operating). On the Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall, the city hums with a constant flow of locals, students and tourists.  Click here to see the full Boulder travel guide on Travel42 »

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Boulder Geography


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Spread across the broad bottom of a football-shaped basin beneath Flagstaff Mountain, Boulder rises 5,340 ft /1,655 m above sea level. Boulder is built right up against the "hogback" foothills that mark the transition from Great Plains to Rocky Mountains.   Click here to see the full Boulder travel guide on Travel42 »

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Boulder History


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Boulder's roots are rather typical for an American West boomtown. The Arapahos first lived in Boulder Valley, before the miners came in 1858 and set up camp among the red rocks known today as Settler's Park. From there, things grew.   Click here to see the full Boulder travel guide on Travel42 »

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Boulder Sightseeing & Things to Do


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Boulder is famous for its open spaces, parks and trails, and most visitors make visiting or using these a priority. But there are indoor attractions as well, from unique museums to government labs to local breweries and wineries.   Click here to see the full Boulder travel guide on Travel42 »

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Boulder Nightlife


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Boulder has always had a comfortable brew-pub college scene, with scores of low-key bars and rooftop patios. Until recently, you had to look in Denver for anything more sophisticated. Now, however, there are a handful of upscale lounges, a few cigar bars and a couple of reliable dance places in town.
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Boulder Restaurants & Dining


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At last count there were more than 300 places to eat in Boulder, so there is no shortage of options. Just walking down Pearl Street will present you with more dining choices than you'll have time to sample.   Click here to see the full Boulder travel guide on Travel42 »

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