Boulder and North Central Colorado

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  • 1. Chautauqua Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    For the prettiest views of town, follow Baseline Road west from Broadway to Chautauqua Park, nestled at the base of the Flatirons. Bring a picnic...Read More

  • 2. Colorado River Headwaters Scenic & Historic Byway

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Whether you're staying in Grand Lake or merely stopping on your way to another destination, the 80-mile (one-way) Colorado River Headwaters...Read More

  • 3. Eldorado Canyon State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    With steep canyon walls, a rushing creek, verdant pine forests, 30 streamside picnic tables, and 12 miles of trails, this park attracts thrill...Read More

  • 4. Environmental Learning Center

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    CSU's Warner College of Natural Resources' Environmental Learning Center conducts educational programs primarily geared toward school groups...Read More

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    5. Grand Lake

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    According to Ute legend, the fine mists that shroud Grand Lake at dawn are the risen spirits of women and children whose raft capsized as they...Read More

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  • 6. Mapleton Historic District

    Historic District/Site

    Three blocks north of Pearl Street and west of Broadway this neighborhood of turn-of-the-20th-century homes is shaded by old maple and cottonwood...Read More

  • 7. Never Summer Nordic

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Hikers, mountain bikers, snowshoers, and backcountry skiers and snowboarders can nestle into one of Never Summer Nordic's backcountry yurts...Read More

  • 8. State Forest State Park


    Rugged peaks, thick forests, and burbling streams make up this 71,000-acre park nestled in the Medicine Bow Mountains with views of the Never...Read More

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