A Guide to Boulder Colorado
April 3, 2023
Welcome to Boulder! It is not only our home, but one of our absolute favorite places. With over 155+ miles of trails & 20+ breweries within city limits, there is a lot to explore. We are excited to share some of our favorite spots with you! Want additional recommendations? Don’t hesitate to ask.
The summit is a 5 mile round trip from the HIMALI shop, but you can cut it down to 3.2 miles if you start from the trailhead. It is a popular local workout spot with about 1,300 ft elevation gain in total.
Head to Wonderland Lake for a peaceful walk around the lake with optional (legal) side-trails that take you up the foothills for great views of the city.
Go climbing in Boulder Canyon, there are a variety of routes that cater to every ability level, and if you want some extra help our friends at Denver Mountain Guiding would love to take you out for a day!
Looking to get out of town? The Isabelle Glacier trail in Brainard Lake Recreation Area is a stunning 8.4 mile out and back with 1,660ft of elevation gain. The views (and altitude) will take your breath away! P.S. Make sure to grab an extra layer (like an Accelerator Down Jacket) as the temperature at high altitude is going to be much colder than in town!
Avanti has a little something for everyone with a variety of food vendors & a range of local craft drinks from their rooftop bar overlooking the Flatirons.
Sherpa's Restaurant is locally owned & staffed by Himalayan Sherpa. All of their food is made-to-order with authentic family recipes. It is made for climbers & adventurers, with guidebooks and Sherpa history featured through the restaurant.
Boxcar is a locally owned specialty coffee roastery that is the perfect place to stop for a pick-me-up.
Organic Sandwich Co makes specialty sandwiches from ingredients grown on local Colorado farms. To-go & dine-in available.
Boulder Farmers Market is brimming with fresh produce, locally made goods, food trucks, and live music. Open Saturdays 9-2 & Wednesdays 3-6.
Mountain Sun is a favorite spot for Boulder locals. They brew all of their own beer, and have an extensive menu of burgers, salads, and snacks.
Hotel Boulderado is a historic hotel located in downtown Boulder. It originally opened in 1908, and their New Year's Eve Gala Ball is sure to impress! Not joining for NYE? The adjoining restaurant & speakeasy are popular among guests and locals alike.
The Bradley Boulder is a small bread & breakfast that feels like a home away from home, but is just steps away from Pearl St! Enjoy their complimentary breakfast & daily happy hours.
Looking for something a little more luxurious? The St. Julien is where luxurious style meets gracious service & an unbeatable downtown location. Did we mention that it has its own spa where you can book massages and facials after a long day spent exploring?