That mail was delivered to Boulder by horse and mule until 1940 should give an idea of how out-of-the-way it is. (Highway 12 helps make it less so.) Cattle ranchers founded the town, and ranching continues to occupy many residents. The town of Escalante is larger, but Boulder has one of the finest lodges and restaurants in the state.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More