Boulder is a special place. I have been there many times since I was born and raised in Denver. Many of my friends went to school there. When I was in college, I took my Wilderness First Responder course in Boulder. We got hands-on experience in Chautauqua park.
2. Chautauqua Park: Originally established in 1898 to bring culture to rural areas, this beautiful park now hosts cultural events, features rock climbing sites, lovely gardens and picnic areas and is the starting point for many hiking trails.
4. Flatirons: rock formations near Boulder, consisting of five large, numbered Flatirons. The Flatirons were named by pioneer women after the flat, metal irons used to press their clothes. They are popular destinations for hikers and rock climbers, with rock grades ranging from 5.0 to 5.14.
5. Pearl Street Mall: 4-block long pedestrian mall that celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007. There are many street performers in the summer.
6. Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory
7. Boulder Falls: Scenic waterfalls plunging more than 70 feet into Boulder Creek.