Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder, Colorado is a community enriched with natural beauty, urban culture and a vibrant love of the outdoors. Rated as one of the fittest cities in America, Boulder offers more than 200 miles of public hiking and biking trails that navigate through historic neighborhoods, parks and more than 45,000 acres of preserved open space where outdoor enthusiasts can catch a glimpse of majestic wildlife and see breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, grassland prairies and rushing canyon streams.
Boulder’s historic charm dates back to 1859 as a Gold Rush town. While you can still find traces of gold in the foothills, Boulder is now a thriving university town known for its relaxed lifestyle, fine dining and innovation. It’s home to Colorado’s flagship university and 14 federal laboratories, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The city’s vibrant business community, award-winning pedestrian mall and its natural beauty have made Boulder one of the top 100 destinations in the world.