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[VIDEO] Faces of Boulder: Shankar ~ Yoga Edition

October 2nd, 2022

  Since the beginning of The Faces of Boulder Project the AboutBoulder photography team has primarily focused our attention on multiple people for every online post, but this edition of the Faces of Boulder will be different because it’s all about one very special person who lives here in Boulder, Shankar Moghe. Travis Bildahl and I ran into Shankar at the Eben G. Fine Park on a nice afternoon and realized right away that we had encountered a very unique individual that was self-actualized. Shankar Moghe stretches out his legs on his mat in Eben G. Fine Park to cool down after doing... Read More

Two Boulder Restaurants Make TripAdvisor’s List of the Best Date Night Restaurants in Colorado

October 2nd, 2022

Boulder was named “America’s Foodiest Town” by Bon Appétit, noting its superb restaurants, top chefs, and “community of food aficionados.” And Bravo recorded an episode of Season 15 of “Top Chef” right here in Boulder. TripAdvisor released the definitive dining guide, the “2022 Best of the Best Restaurants,” and several Colorado eateries were included. The Flagstaff House and Frasca Food and Wine are two restaurants in Boulder that made the list of the best places in Colorado for a date night. photo credit: Frasca Food and Wine photo credit:... Read More

Boulder’s Top-Rated Smoothies & Juice Bar

October 1st, 2022

Boulder was named America’s healthiest community in two of the first five years of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which measures the nation’s physical and mental fitness. Furthermore, Boulder has the nation’s highest concentration of natural and organic product companies. Recent Yelp reviews have placed Vitality Bowls at the top of the list for the best Juice Bar and Smoothies in Boulder, Colorado. Address: 2525 Arapahoe Ave Unit A3, Boulder, CO 80302 Photo credit: Vitality Bowls  Read More

Outdoor Pics of the Day – Snow in the High Country

October 1st, 2022

Boulder Flatirons and Green Mountain  Longs Peak – 14,259 feet  Read More

Top-Rated Boulder Music Venue

September 29th, 2022

Boulder, Colorado has numerous incredible music venues. From the historic Boulder Theater to the Velvet Elk Lounge, there are many exceptional and diverse options. According to the most recent Yelp reviews, the Rayback Collective is the highest-rated music venue in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to this top position, Rayback Collective has received many accolades: Best Bar – Best of Boulder 2021 Best Place to eat outdoors – Best of Boulder 2021 Best Place to go on your first date – Best of Boulder 2021 Most Congenial Bar – 5280 Magazine   Photo credits: Rayback Collective      Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Colorado National – CU Golf Teams Home Course

September 29th, 2022

Colorado National is the exclusive golf course of the University of Colorado’s men’s and women’s golf teams. Located just 20 minutes north of Denver, and minutes from Boulder, Thornton, and Broomfield, Colorado National Golf Club (formerly Vista Ridge) is the premier golf course on the front range.  Read More

Top 7 CU Boulder Students Home States

September 29th, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado. It was established in 1876, five months before Colorado became a state, and serves as the flagship of the University of Colorado system. The University has 66.4% White students, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino students, 5.85% Two or More Races students, 5.75% Asian students, 1.73% Black or African American students, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native students, and 0.0748% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders students. According to Colorado.edu, here is a list of the top 7 home states of CU... Read More

What Exactly is Leaf Peeping?

September 29th, 2022

In the United States and Canada, leaf peeping is the informal term for the activity of viewing and photographing the fall foliage in areas where the leaves change color in autumn, particularly in northern New England, Appalachia, and the upper Midwest, as well as Ontario and Quebec. Colors typically peak in Colorado’s northern mountains during the month of September. The central mountains reach their highest point in the last week of the month. It’s the first week of October in our southern mountains.    Read More

An Ode to Vertical Adventure – Boulder Style

September 28th, 2022

If you have lived in Boulder long enough, you have probably noticed climbers with their callused hands and their chalk-covered capris. You can witness climbers in their natural environment at any one of the six climbing gyms in Boulder, or meandering through the prepared foods section in WholeFoods for a post-workout meal. More commonly though, climbers embark on migrations to outdoor challenges, whether that means the thousand feet of climbing up the Flatirons, or the granite boulders in Rocky Mountain National Park, or the day-long climb up The Diamond on Longs Peak. However, long before protein... Read More

Boulder’s Most Expensive Neighborhood

September 27th, 2022

Boulder, Colorado has many lovely neighborhoods spread throughout the city. It has some of the most affluent and expensive neighborhoods in the country. According to zerodown.com, Chautauqua is the most expensive neighborhood on the list, with a median home price of $2,150,056 and a median rent of $1,940. Chautauqua ranks first among all Boulder neighborhoods in terms of home price growth over the last three years. Some of Boulder’s other neighborhoods are as follows: Old North Boulder Table Mesa Gunbarrel East Transit Village Martin Acres Newlands / Mapleton Hill East Boulder South            Read More

The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse: Humans, Tea, and Humanity

September 27th, 2022

Since its permanent settlement in the 1850s, the City of Boulder has been a Western hub of thought, culture, and appreciation for natural beauty. Since the 1980s, Boulder’s uniqueness has allowed it to participate in the international sister cities program, a program whose ongoing success is reflected throughout the city. Boulder shares a bond with seven sister cities all across the globe (in Tajikistan, Nicaragua, China, Mexico, Japan, Cuba, and Kenya); through these bonds, Boulder has experienced an objectively positive exchange of culture. The international sister city movement began in 1947,... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Aspens near Brainard Lake

September 26th, 2022

Brainard Lake Recreation Area, northwest of Ward, has two trails that highlight the fall foliage: Mount Audubon and the Sourdough Trail. The Audubon Trail provides excellent views of the aspens, whereas the Sourdough Trail provides a more dense forest experience. Driving time from Boulder is around 50 minutes. Photo credits: Les Madson  Read More

Boulder County’s Top Location for Leaf-Peeping

September 26th, 2022

Aspens will turn gold at elevations ranging from 8,000 to 10,000 feet above sea level beginning in mid-September. Later in the season, from October to mid-November, the foothills are ablaze with color. If you’re looking for a place to see the aspens change colors, Boulder County has plenty of options. Among all of Boulder County’s prime leaf-viewing spots, Caribou Ranch stands out as the best. Directions:  Caribou Ranch Trailhead is located a few miles north of Nederland on CR 126. (take a sharp left after reaching the bottom of a steep hill to find the road). Follow the DeLonde Trail... Read More

Boulder’s Highest Rated Fast Food Restaurant

September 25th, 2022

Wild Pastures Burger Company in Boulder, Colorado received the number one ranking for the best fast food based on the most recent Yelp reviews. Wild Pastures Burger Company Mission To put it simply, our mission in creating Wild Pastures Burger Co is: 1. To be the healthiest fast casual burger chain in the world with the highest quality ingredients in every single item we serve. 2. To be the most environmentally responsible fast casual restaurant chain in the world, where not only are we dedicated to “do less harm”, but we’re actually committed to being a SOLUTION to some... Read More

Boulder’s Highest Rated Hiking Trail

September 25th, 2022

In search of Boulder’s top hiking routes? You can find 199 beautiful trails in the Boulder area to go hiking, biking, trail running. The Royal Arch trail is the highest rated hiking trail in Boulder, Colorado, according to AllTrails. Royal Arch is a popular Boulder trail that leads to a natural stone arch with views of Boulder and the Flatirons. Loose rocks, tight switchbacks, and large steps will put a strain on your legs. This trail can be confusing and feel longer than it is, so bring a map and plenty of water. The trail is not directly accessible from a trailhead, but it can be reached... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Longs Peak – Elevation 14,259 ft

September 24th, 2022

Longs Peak, at 14,259 feet, towers above all other summits in Rocky Mountain National Park. Almost anywhere in the park, you can see the flat-topped monarch. Different perspectives reveal the great mountain’s distinct profiles. Longs Peak’s moods are reflected in the changing weather. Thousands of people climb Longs Peak via the Keyhole Route during the summer, when conditions permit. The Keyhole Route is not a hiking trail. It’s a scramble across enormous sheer vertical rock faces, often with falling rocks, where an unroped fall would almost certainly be fatal. The path is characterized... Read More

The Highest Rated Bar in Boulder you have never heard of

September 23rd, 2022

Recently published Yelp ratings place the Velvet Elk Lounge at the top of the list for best bars in Boulder, Colorado. Velvet Elk Lounge was founded on the desire to create a small, funky, live music venue in Boulder where you could enjoy a proper cocktail while listening to great, local music. Check the calendar for DJ events, open mic nights, dance your pants off parties, and a variety of other happenings when there isn’t a live band. Many Boulder businesses have called this space home, including a Cadillac dealership, a bowling alley, a long-standing travel agency, and now a music and... Read More

Top 7 Reason to go Solar in Colorado

September 23rd, 2022

Colorado has an average of 245 sunny days per year. One of the reasons Coloradans are going solar is to use all of this sunshine to power their homes in a cleaner, safer, and more affordable way. Colorado also has excellent solar incentives to help you get started with solar for less money. 1. REDUCED OPERATING COSTS: The cost of energy is one of the most concrete and important benefits of going solar. Your electric bill is significantly decreased, and in some cases even eliminated, by the electricity a solar system generates, allowing you to save the difference or use the money elsewhere. 2. GOOD... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Sunrise over Boulder and the Flatirons

September 23rd, 2022

Boulder and the Flatirons in the early morning light. Green and Bear mountains can be seen in the background.  Read More

Boulder’s 7 Most Popular Attractions

September 20th, 2022

According to the reviews on Trip Advisor, here are the top attractions in Boulder, as voted on by visitors: 1 – Flatirons: The Flatirons are a group of rock formations in the western United States, in Boulder, Colorado, that are made up of flatirons and other irregular shapes. A group of five huge, numbered Flatirons may be found on the east slope of Green Mountain, running north to south from north to south. The phrase “The Flatirons” is sometimes used to refer to just these five Flatirons.   2 – Chautauqua Park Chautauqua Park is a part of a historic Boulder landmark... Read More