Boulder, Colorado

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.

●Boulder is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,430 feet.
●In 2010, the population was 97,385.
1. University of Colorado: Colorado’s largest university, commonly referred to as CU. In 2010, the university consisted of nine colleges and schools and offered over 150 academic programs and enrolled 29,952 students.

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.

3. Eldorado Canyon: popular rock climbing spot, 6 miles south of Boulder.

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.

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