Active day trip from Denver to Boulder and the Flat Irons
A day trip from Denver to explore Boulder and walk the hiking the trails on the beautiful Flat Irons. (Note, Boulder is a 45 minute drive from Denver. )
Experience the character of this college town, its shops, boutiques, and historic neighborhoods while wandering along and around Pearl St. Discover the scenic beauty of the state parks or Boulder County Open Spaces nearby. Take a light hike to see the dramatic views from one of the trails at Chautauqua Park. Or for a more active day, we'll first stop in a local shop to select some cheese, charcuterie, bread, and chocolate for a picnic lunch, then take a trek in the mountains.
Any visit on a Saturday would include walking through the wonderful Boulder farmer's market to experience the region's colorful array of produce (seasonal April into November). And at any point throughout the day, we can make a stop to try a restaurant unique to Boulder, a local craft brewery tap room, or a fun coffee shop.
You will be charmed and invigorated by a trip to Boulder.
Please note there is great flexibility to adjust and change any aspect of this day either prior to your arrival or during the day you visit, especially if the weather changes.
Walk through the Colorado Chautauqua to learn about its history and architecture and go for a hike on any of the trails in the area . Many options depending on your interest, from a short, less strenuous hike, to more serious, longer duration hikes that could last for the better part of the day.
Lunch at your choice of restaurant that sounds the most interesting to you. (Many vegan and vegetarian options available. )
Walk along Pearl St. and stopping in any of the unique shops and boutiques.
Visiting the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art or a local gallery.
Stop in a local coffee shop, tea house, or a craft beer tap room for an afternoon break.
On Saturdays, walk through the farmer's market. And for any car enthusiasts, the Shelby American Museum is a great stop.
Shopping incorporated into any part of the day as you would like.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at any location convenient for you.
End location: I can take you to any location you would like, e.g. your hotel or residence, a restaurant, one of the many music venues...
Duration: 9 hours
Large, luxury SUV
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - This can be used for any personal purchases you may wish to make during the day.
Please note tour size is limited to three individuals. Pets cannot be accommodated on these tours.