Boulder: A Haven for Outdoorsmen
Boulder is located in Colorado at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The city is 25 miles northwest of Denver, the state’s capital. The city of Boulder frequently acquires top rankings in health, well-being, quality of life, education, and art. Shopping is a favorite pastime of Boulderites. One of the most popular sections of Boulder is the famous Pearl Street Mall, a four-block pedestrian mall with dozens of restaurants, specialty stores, and artisan shops. Like Denver, Boulder is also known for its outdoor recreation. The city is surrounded by thousands of acres of recreational open space, conservation easements, and nature preserves. Almost 60 percent of this open space is open to the public. Rock climbing and rugby are amongst the most popular of the outdoor activities. In addition, Boulder is well known for its bicycle culture, boasting hundreds of miles of bicycle-pedestrian paths, lanes, and routes that interconnect to create a renowned network of bikeways that are usable year-round. Whether you’re a shopaholic or an avid cyclist, Boulder has something to offer everyone.