Boulder Colorado: Day Trip from Estes Park
Boulder Colorado is tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is just a short 45 minute drive from Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Long recognized as a health and fitness Mecca, this community is both a bustling college town and a major metropolitan hub. Recently rated the #1 sports town in America by Outside Magazine, visitors to this charming city will find countless recreational activities to experience. With over 30,000 acres of open space and 200 miles of public hiking and biking trails, the choices are limitless.
Boulder boasts more than 30 art galleries, 4 museums, 32 movie & stage theaters and many festivals, including the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Colorado Music Festival. Don’t forget to tour the beautiful campus of the University of Colorado.
From Estes Park drive east on Hwy 36 and travel slowly, through the small town of Lyons until you reach the right turn to continue on Hwy 36 into Boulder.