Things to do in Boulder, Colorado

Our most recommended things to do in Boulder

From Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip and Lunch

1. From Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip and Lunch

Explore the Rocky Mountain National Park on this day trip from Denver. See nature at its finest as you take in unspoiled views and magnificent peaks. Cruise down Trail Edge Road and through Estes Park in a comfortable and airconditioned van. Stop for a nice picnic in a stunning natural setting.  Meet your local guide at the Denver Union Station and climb aboard a spacious van with plenty of legroom. Sit back and relax on the drive to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Take in views of the city of Boulder on the drive.  Stop to see the iconic Flatirons red-rock formation. Admire views of this 300-million-year-old wonder that lies in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Feel as though you are on top of the world as you cruise down Trail Edge Road which offers plenty of opportunities for capturing breathtaking photos. Indulge in delicious picnic lunch as you enjoy views of the Rocky Mountains in the background. Visit the Stanley Hotel which was made famous as the shooting location for Stephen King's film 'The Shining.' Encounter marvelous views of the Rocky Mountains as you drive through Estes Park. Return to your meeting point in Denver at the end of your Rocky Mountain adventure. 

Boulder: Vail and Breckenridge Smartphone Audio Tour

2. Boulder: Vail and Breckenridge Smartphone Audio Tour

Make your drive come alive on this self-guided driving tour along Highway 93 and I-70 connecting Boulder, Vail, and Breckenridge. Simply download your personal audio guide and tour to get started on this scenic route in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Your audio guide will point out must-see parks, historical sites, recreation areas, and more. Let your audio guide transform your scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure as you learn about some of the cities and small towns along your route. Pass Boulder, Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Silverthorne, Frisco, Breckenridge, Vail, and more. Explore the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge, the Colorado Railroad Museum, the National Earthquake Information Centre, the Walking Mountains Nature Center, and the Georgetown Loop Railroad, with attractions and special events all throughout the year. Take time to see the sights at your leisure and feel free to take the tour in either direction. See Genesee Park, Clear Creek County, Arapaho National Forest, Loveland Pass, White River National Forest, and the awe-inspiring Eisenhower Tunnel. Listen as your guide points out North Table Mountain, Twin Peaks, the Dillon Reservoir, Copper Mountain, Vail Pass, Shrine Pass, and Arapaho Basin, where you can get a breathtaking view of the Continental Divide.

Amazing Boulder Scavenger Hunt Adventure

3. Amazing Boulder Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Looking for a way to turn Boulder into a giant game board?   Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a two-hour sightseeing tour of Boulder.  Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving challenges and having fun as you learn a bit about Boulder's history while enjoying the outdoors.   Your Boulder Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure begins along the Boulder Creek Path and takes you on a journey into the heart of historic downtown. You'll discover hidden art near a famous teahouse, gems along Pearl Street Mall, a historic luxury hotel and amazing outdoor works of art. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play.  Stop for lunch along the way or just sit and enjoy the scenery… why not, it’s your schedule?   Offered at a fixed price for a group vs. per person pricing, this city tour/game offers a great value to those on a budget.  Points of interest along the way include Dushanbe Teahouse, Pearl Street Mall, Boulderado Hotel, and the Court House.

Colorado: GetOutPass

4. Colorado: GetOutPass

The GetOutPass is the ultimate fun-pass. It works as an app on your smartphone. Once signed up, you and anyone on your membership can gain free admission to the best entertainment attractions in your area! Roller coasters, arcades, good times--we've got you covered. When you sign on to the GetOutPass, you'll get access to venues in Colorado through the member portal found in the app and on any web browser. All venues create an “offer” specifically for members. This offer can include free admission, free products, special deals, or special perks, just to name a few. Attractions Included with the GetOutPass Colorado: Downtown Aquarium - Denver SeaQuest Colorado Aquarium - Littleton The Summit - Thornton FatCats - Westminster FortFun - Fort Collins Sky Zone Trampoline Park - Colorado Springs Bear Creek Archery - Englewood Family Sports Center - Littleton Colorado Journey Mini Golf - Littleton Activate - Westminster The Summit - Windsor Sky Zone Trampoline Park - Parker Chipper's Lanes - Broomfield Sky Zone Trampoline Park - Arvada Monster Mini Golf - Centennial WhirlyBall - Colorado Whetstone Climbing - Fort Collins Monkey Bizness - Parker The Summit - Interquest Parkway, Colorado Springs Chipper's Lanes - Horsetooth Fort Collins Jumpin' - Loveland Color Me Mine - Boulder Progresh - Thornton Unser Racing- North Denver Bandimere Speedway - Morrison Little Monkey Business - Westminster Chipper's Lanes - College Center Fort Collins DBAT: Colorado Springs Game Train USA - Littleton Colorado Bounce Company - Lakewood Altitude Ninja Gym - Colorado Springs Curbside Skatepark - Sheridan The Little Gym - Colorado Springs Chipper's Lanes - Estes Park The Playground, LLC - Greeley Roller City - Lakewood The VR Arcade - Loveland Chipper's Lanes - Greeley Center Ebike Tours & Rental - Manitou Springs Crown Lanes - Denver Dynamic Paintball - Aurora Bowhunters Edge - Colorado Springs Pedego Fort Collins - Fort Collins The Gutterhouse - Pueblo West Monument Ice Rink - Monument Old Town Putt - Fort Collins Color Splash Paintball Park - Pueblo Localhost - Lakewood Premier Martial Arts - Layfayette Pure Bouldering Gym - Colorado Springs Ice Lanes - Sterling Haute Yoga Colorado - Thornton Premier Martial Arts - Littleton Altitude Outdoor Adventures - Cedaredge Family Shooting Center - Aurora Loonees Comedy Club - Colorado Springs Main Event - Highlands Ranch United States Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs Highland Park Lanes - Greeley Operation City Quest - Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley. Lakewood, Pueblo, Thornton, Westminster Wacky Walks - Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Lakewood, Pueblo, Thornton, Westminster Puzzling Adventures - Aspen, Boulder, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins, Loveland, Pueblo 3Quest Challenge - Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Lakewood, Pueblo, Thornton, Westminster Crazy Dash - Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Lakewood, Pueblo, Thornton, Westminster Zombie Scavengers - Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Lakewood, Pueblo, Thornton, Westminster Academy of Life and Leadership Taekwondo - Colorado Springs Colorado Gators Reptile Park - Mosca Evergood Adventure Wines - Palmer Lake Pedego Electric Bikes - Steamboat Springs Warrior Challenge Arena - Broomfield

Boulder: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Tour with Remote Guide

5. Boulder: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Tour with Remote Guide

Enjoy Boulder in a unique way with this creative and nontraditional scavenger hunt from your smartphone device. Get help from your remote, live guide as you uncover hidden gems and tackle city sights like quirky shops and cozy taverns. Get your digital quest from a remote host. Start with a brief introduction section to learn the rules of the game and then receive your question which involves completing wacky, creative tasks all over town for points.  Experience a wide variety of carefully curated locations in town like the Liberty Puzzles store which holds a variety of unique puzzles or Kilwins, an old-fashioned confectionery chain selling chocolates, ice cream, and handmade sweets.  See 'The West End Tavern,' a brick pub that is popular for burgers, while solving clues and accepting challenges that involve getting outside your comfort zone.  Send photos to your host to document your progress and have the option to interact with locals to solve clues. Uncover secret local hotspots gem while making memories, laughing, and learning along the way.

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What people are saying about Boulder

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 123 reviews

Our tour guide, Marc, was exceptional. Throughout the journey he spoke about the state of Colorado. Providing detailed information on it's history, certain places to visit, querky things to do. He also provided detailed information on the Rocky Mountains, it's surrounding towns and cities, and where the best spots were. He also told us of interesting stories from accidents on the mountains to films shot here. We visited all places on the itinery with suitable time spent in each. Marc also made sure everyone was suitably comfortable, had enough supplies and generally checked on our well-being and was happy to help if needed. Personally, Marc has been the best tour guide I have come across during my time in North America and the feeling amongst fellow travellers was also the same. 10/10 for sure!

Mark is an outstanding guide - incredibly insightful and knowledgeable, giving you an even deeper appreciation of the stunning scenery of the Rockies. Thank you so much!

Brian was great. The views were amazing. The only thing that could have helped was telling people to met at the flag pole. Worth the money!!!!!!

Brian was great! He truly made the tour. We didn’t have the best weather but we managed to take some fantastic pictures and even saw a few elk!

I had a great time and it was well worth the money!