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Mimi’s guidebook

Sightseeing
Stunning hiking + climbing. A must see when in Boulder. The entrance fee: Individual Bike In/Walk In Pass: ​$4.00 Vehicle Entry Pass: $9.00
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Eldorado Canyon State Park
9 Kneale Road
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Stunning hiking + climbing. A must see when in Boulder. The entrance fee: Individual Bike In/Walk In Pass: ​$4.00 Vehicle Entry Pass: $9.00
Absolute beauty and just 45 minutes away. The drive is scenic and the park is stunning.
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Rocky Mountain-þjóðgarðurinn
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Absolute beauty and just 45 minutes away. The drive is scenic and the park is stunning.
Fun for people watching and excellent restaurants + shops. A must see when in Boulder.
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Pearl Street Mall
1942 Pearl Street
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Fun for people watching and excellent restaurants + shops. A must see when in Boulder.
Stunning views of the Flatirons closeup. Great hiking + natural history of the Colorado Front Range.
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Chautauqua Park
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Stunning views of the Flatirons closeup. Great hiking + natural history of the Colorado Front Range.
Classic Shakespeare plays performed outside in the beautiful Mary Rippon Theatre. https://www.colorado.edu/today/2019/05/28/rundown-years-colorado-shakespeare-festival
Colorado Shakespeare Festival - Shakespeare Gardens
1134 CO-93
Classic Shakespeare plays performed outside in the beautiful Mary Rippon Theatre. https://www.colorado.edu/today/2019/05/28/rundown-years-colorado-shakespeare-festival
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is an open-air amphitheatre built into a rock structure near Morrison, Colorado, 10 miles (16 km) west of Denver.
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Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 W Alameda Pkwy
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Red Rocks Amphitheatre is an open-air amphitheatre built into a rock structure near Morrison, Colorado, 10 miles (16 km) west of Denver.
Food Scene
A diverse menu features highlights from Northern India and Bangladesh. Also features touches of British curry flavors.
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Curry N Kebob
3050 28th St
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A diverse menu features highlights from Northern India and Bangladesh. Also features touches of British curry flavors.
Melding elements of Colorado’s rustic backdrop with Boulder’s hip and contemporary dining scene, OAK at fourteenth is a stylish neighborhood restaurant featuring local and seasonal New American Cuisine in a friendly and professional atmosphere.
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Oak
1400 Pearl Street
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Melding elements of Colorado’s rustic backdrop with Boulder’s hip and contemporary dining scene, OAK at fourteenth is a stylish neighborhood restaurant featuring local and seasonal New American Cuisine in a friendly and professional atmosphere.
A neighborhood restaurant reminiscent of the Italian frascas in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. featuring wood-fired pizza and excellent wine.
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Pizzeria Locale
1730 Pearl Street
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A neighborhood restaurant reminiscent of the Italian frascas in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. featuring wood-fired pizza and excellent wine.
Farm-to-table American food in an urban space, plus drinks from the upstairs community bar.
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The Kitchen
1039 Pearl Street
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Farm-to-table American food in an urban space, plus drinks from the upstairs community bar.
Fun, friendly atmosphere that is locally owned. Great beer! Upslope website: Boulder, Colorado may not be huge, but its thirst for well-crafted beer is so giant it couldn’t be quenched with one Upslope tap room. So we gave it two. Our main production brewery at Flatiron Park, puts the “Park” in “Office Park.”
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Upslope Brewing Company
1898 South Flatiron Court
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Fun, friendly atmosphere that is locally owned. Great beer! Upslope website: Boulder, Colorado may not be huge, but its thirst for well-crafted beer is so giant it couldn’t be quenched with one Upslope tap room. So we gave it two. Our main production brewery at Flatiron Park, puts the “Park” in “Office Park.”
Locally owned, authentic Argentina food. The owner, Christian, takes great care to cook with the highest quality ingredients available in the market. An important part of this is his commitment to buy only locally raised natural meats and work with as many local producers as possible. You can tell the difference in every bite.
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Rincon Argentino
2525 Arapahoe Avenue
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Locally owned, authentic Argentina food. The owner, Christian, takes great care to cook with the highest quality ingredients available in the market. An important part of this is his commitment to buy only locally raised natural meats and work with as many local producers as possible. You can tell the difference in every bite.
SUPER YUMMY STREET FOOD! Welcome to Zoe Ma Ma! Inspired by my mother’s love, I wish to share with you her signature dishes and delicious home cooking. Unlike Americanized Chinese restaurants, we freshly prepare Ma Ma’s dishes with high quality ingredients that include fresh homemade organic noodles, cage-free eggs, and all-natural meats. It’s quality for your tummy and it’s Ma Ma approved.
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Zoe Ma Ma
2010 10th Street
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SUPER YUMMY STREET FOOD! Welcome to Zoe Ma Ma! Inspired by my mother’s love, I wish to share with you her signature dishes and delicious home cooking. Unlike Americanized Chinese restaurants, we freshly prepare Ma Ma’s dishes with high quality ingredients that include fresh homemade organic noodles, cage-free eggs, and all-natural meats. It’s quality for your tummy and it’s Ma Ma approved.
The Mediterranean is a casual, energetic, everyday restaurant located in the heart of downtown Boulder, Colorado. Known for our tapas and the town’s best outdoor dining, we’ve been offering exceptional food at a great value for over 20 years.
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The Med
1002 Walnut Street
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The Mediterranean is a casual, energetic, everyday restaurant located in the heart of downtown Boulder, Colorado. Known for our tapas and the town’s best outdoor dining, we’ve been offering exceptional food at a great value for over 20 years.
Snooze an AM Eatery, a breakfast and lunch restaurant and eatery focused on energetic atmosphere, engaging service and above all innovative.
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Snooze an A.M. Eatery
1617 Pearl Street
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Snooze an AM Eatery, a breakfast and lunch restaurant and eatery focused on energetic atmosphere, engaging service and above all innovative.
ARCANA serves locally sourced Colorado ingredients prepared using traditional techniques. Stylish kitchen with a seasonal menu of elevated American plates, sophisticated cocktails & ciders.
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Arcana
909 Walnut St
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ARCANA serves locally sourced Colorado ingredients prepared using traditional techniques. Stylish kitchen with a seasonal menu of elevated American plates, sophisticated cocktails & ciders.
Best Boulder diner with an intimate and fun atmosphere. There is nothing fancy about this wonderful place. The food has that classic diner feel - simple and reliable. The service is excellent. Be sure to let them know it's your first time visiting as they have a little surprise for first timers.
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Village Coffee Shop
1605 Folsom Street
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Best Boulder diner with an intimate and fun atmosphere. There is nothing fancy about this wonderful place. The food has that classic diner feel - simple and reliable. The service is excellent. Be sure to let them know it's your first time visiting as they have a little surprise for first timers.
Hikes
The 3 mi. Mount Sanitas trail is very popular, and for good reason it is a tough but fun hike. It is short enough that there is little time commitment but it has a steep grade and little relief on the way up. You gain 1,300 ft in about a mile and a half. The trail is rocky and there are many places where you can break through the hogback formation to get great views of Boulder and Green Mountain. Going down the East Ridge trail is difficult and rocky, but again, great fun. Mount Sanitas Mount Sanitas Trail > Dakota Ridge Loop City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Distance: 3 mi (RT) Elevation Gain: 1,300ft Elevation Min/Max: 5,540 to 6,808ft
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Mount Sanitas Trail
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The 3 mi. Mount Sanitas trail is very popular, and for good reason it is a tough but fun hike. It is short enough that there is little time commitment but it has a steep grade and little relief on the way up. You gain 1,300 ft in about a mile and a half. The trail is rocky and there are many places where you can break through the hogback formation to get great views of Boulder and Green Mountain. Going down the East Ridge trail is difficult and rocky, but again, great fun. Mount Sanitas Mount Sanitas Trail > Dakota Ridge Loop City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Distance: 3 mi (RT) Elevation Gain: 1,300ft Elevation Min/Max: 5,540 to 6,808ft
Shanahan Ridge Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Boulder Open Space Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain:790 feet Route Type: Loop
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Shanahan Ridge Trailhead
1915 Lehigh Street
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Shanahan Ridge Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Boulder Open Space Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain:790 feet Route Type: Loop
Green Mountain Loop is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until November. Boulder Open Space Distance: 5.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,798 feet Route Type: Loop
Green Mountain West Ridge Trail
Green Mountain Loop is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until November. Boulder Open Space Distance: 5.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,798 feet Route Type: Loop
Gregory Canyon (1.1 mi; 900 ft.) goes west past the junction of the Saddle Rock Trail, crosses a ridge with spectacular outcrops and views. It then climbs to a saddle and drops into a drainage to end at a dirt road leading up to Realization Point. Saddle Rock (1.3 mi; 1,400 ft.) branches south off the Gregory Canyon Trail, crosses a bridge and climbs to the junction of the upper end of Amphitheater Trail. Climbs steeply to Saddle Rock, a spectacular overlook worth a detour. The trail continues past Saddle Rock to end at E.M. Greenman Trail. Post-flood Update - Saddle Rock Trail now has a ladder: OSMP crews had to rebuild the trail in locations where floodwater removed large sections of earth. Department crews also installed a ladder in a steep, flood-damaged section of trail. Visitors need to exercise caution while on the ladder. OSMP also advises that visitors should not allow their dogs to attempt to negotiate the ladder. Bluebell-Baird (0.7 mi; 340 ft.) branches southeast off the Amphitheater Trail and climbs a ridge, then follows the ridge south past the Chautauqua and Bluebell Mesa Trails to end at the Bluebell Road just behind the Bluebell Shelter. Amphitheater (0.4 mi; 540 ft.) crosses a bridge and goes up a draw past the junction with Bluebell-Baird Trail. It then follows a draw steeply up past Gregory Amphitheater, a little bay in the rocks where you often see rock climbers. The trail ends at Saddle Rock Trail.
Gregory Canyon Trailhead
Gregory Canyon (1.1 mi; 900 ft.) goes west past the junction of the Saddle Rock Trail, crosses a ridge with spectacular outcrops and views. It then climbs to a saddle and drops into a drainage to end at a dirt road leading up to Realization Point. Saddle Rock (1.3 mi; 1,400 ft.) branches south off the Gregory Canyon Trail, crosses a bridge and climbs to the junction of the upper end of Amphitheater Trail. Climbs steeply to Saddle Rock, a spectacular overlook worth a detour. The trail continues past Saddle Rock to end at E.M. Greenman Trail. Post-flood Update - Saddle Rock Trail now has a ladder: OSMP crews had to rebuild the trail in locations where floodwater removed large sections of earth. Department crews also installed a ladder in a steep, flood-damaged section of trail. Visitors need to exercise caution while on the ladder. OSMP also advises that visitors should not allow their dogs to attempt to negotiate the ladder. Bluebell-Baird (0.7 mi; 340 ft.) branches southeast off the Amphitheater Trail and climbs a ridge, then follows the ridge south past the Chautauqua and Bluebell Mesa Trails to end at the Bluebell Road just behind the Bluebell Shelter. Amphitheater (0.4 mi; 540 ft.) crosses a bridge and goes up a draw past the junction with Bluebell-Baird Trail. It then follows a draw steeply up past Gregory Amphitheater, a little bay in the rocks where you often see rock climbers. The trail ends at Saddle Rock Trail.
Trail head a few minutes from our door. South Boulder Creek Trail (1.5 mile between Baseline & South Boulder roads). ( 2.0 mile between South Boulder Rd & Marshall roads). This trail meanders southward along the riparian (stream side) corridor and is highlighted by self-guided interpretive displays. This area affords seasonal viewing of the bobolink, for which the trailhead was named, and other ground nesting birds. At South Boulder Road, the trail continues through an underpass then turns westward paralleling the road for approximately 0.2 miles before heading south along the creek once more. The trail meets Marshall Road at its southern end. Please note that dogs are not allowed south of the gate where the trail follows the stream south of South Boulder Road. This trail is sport chair accessible from the trailhead to the East Boulder Community Center turn off and south of South Boulder Road. North of the trailhead you may cross Baseline and via Gaptor Road connect to the Centennial Trail which is a hard surface trail. Boulder Open Space Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 72 feet Route Type: Loop
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Bobolink Trailhead
5880 Gapter Road
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Trail head a few minutes from our door. South Boulder Creek Trail (1.5 mile between Baseline & South Boulder roads). ( 2.0 mile between South Boulder Rd & Marshall roads). This trail meanders southward along the riparian (stream side) corridor and is highlighted by self-guided interpretive displays. This area affords seasonal viewing of the bobolink, for which the trailhead was named, and other ground nesting birds. At South Boulder Road, the trail continues through an underpass then turns westward paralleling the road for approximately 0.2 miles before heading south along the creek once more. The trail meets Marshall Road at its southern end. Please note that dogs are not allowed south of the gate where the trail follows the stream south of South Boulder Road. This trail is sport chair accessible from the trailhead to the East Boulder Community Center turn off and south of South Boulder Road. North of the trailhead you may cross Baseline and via Gaptor Road connect to the Centennial Trail which is a hard surface trail. Boulder Open Space Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 72 feet Route Type: Loop
The hike up to Royal Arch in Boulder’s Chautauqua Park is a serious workout, but the beauty of Bluebell canyon and the view of Royal Arch make it worth the journey. It can be very crowded on the weekends, but the view is spectacular.
Royal Arch
The hike up to Royal Arch in Boulder’s Chautauqua Park is a serious workout, but the beauty of Bluebell canyon and the view of Royal Arch make it worth the journey. It can be very crowded on the weekends, but the view is spectacular.
Skiing + Outdoor Adventure
Great Nordic skiing, downhill skiing and snowshoeing. Ski and snowshoe rentals available. Restaurant + bar + indoor picnic area.
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Eldora
2861 Eldora Ski Rd
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Great Nordic skiing, downhill skiing and snowshoeing. Ski and snowshoe rentals available. Restaurant + bar + indoor picnic area.
Snowy day activities for non-skiers
If it's cold or you just don't want to be outside here are a few things to do...
This architecturally dazzling Persian teahouse was a gift from a sister city in Tajikistan. A Symbol of International Friendship. The tale of the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is one that spans the entire Cold War (and then some). In 1983, a group of Boulderites led by Sophia Stoller and Mary Axe, set out to establish a sister-city relationship with a community in the then Soviet Union, hoping that it would increase international understanding and peace.
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The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
1770 13th Street
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This architecturally dazzling Persian teahouse was a gift from a sister city in Tajikistan. A Symbol of International Friendship. The tale of the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is one that spans the entire Cold War (and then some). In 1983, a group of Boulderites led by Sophia Stoller and Mary Axe, set out to establish a sister-city relationship with a community in the then Soviet Union, hoping that it would increase international understanding and peace.
The Celestial Seasonings factory tour is not your average tour experience. We take you into our tea manufacturing facility itself – so you get to be in the heart of the action! Our free tour takes 30 minutes to complete. After a short introduction, visitors enjoy a walking tour through our tea factory.
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Celestial Seasonings
4600 Sleepytime Drive
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The Celestial Seasonings factory tour is not your average tour experience. We take you into our tea manufacturing facility itself – so you get to be in the heart of the action! Our free tour takes 30 minutes to complete. After a short introduction, visitors enjoy a walking tour through our tea factory.
The historic Boulder Theater has a diverse and colorful past that continues with a thriving present as one of the premiere concert venues in the nation. Opened in 1906 as Curran Opera House by wealthy billboard sign owner James Curran, the venue featured opera, musical productions and silent movies. In 1927 the first talkie,”The Jazz Singer”, was presented by Warner Brothers. During the Depression, the theater kept going with double features and “Country Store Nights”, when sacks of groceries were given away to those in the lucky numbered seats.
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Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
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The historic Boulder Theater has a diverse and colorful past that continues with a thriving present as one of the premiere concert venues in the nation. Opened in 1906 as Curran Opera House by wealthy billboard sign owner James Curran, the venue featured opera, musical productions and silent movies. In 1927 the first talkie,”The Jazz Singer”, was presented by Warner Brothers. During the Depression, the theater kept going with double features and “Country Store Nights”, when sacks of groceries were given away to those in the lucky numbered seats.
The Boedecker Theater, a 60-seat art-house cinema outfitted with plush stadium seating, 5.1 Surround Sound and Hi-Def DLP projection, is a place where patrons can enjoy a glass of beer or wine while viewing first-run independent and international film, live opera and ballet broadcasts via satellite, and other high-quality cultural programming.
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Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street
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The Boedecker Theater, a 60-seat art-house cinema outfitted with plush stadium seating, 5.1 Surround Sound and Hi-Def DLP projection, is a place where patrons can enjoy a glass of beer or wine while viewing first-run independent and international film, live opera and ballet broadcasts via satellite, and other high-quality cultural programming.
Enjoy More Than Just Popcorn. Choose From Delicious Pizzas, Chicken Fingers, Wings & More! Browse Showtimes & Get Tickets for Your Favorite Movies On cinemark.com. Purchase Tickets Online. Get Advance Tickets.
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Century Theatre
1700 29th Street
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Enjoy More Than Just Popcorn. Choose From Delicious Pizzas, Chicken Fingers, Wings & More! Browse Showtimes & Get Tickets for Your Favorite Movies On cinemark.com. Purchase Tickets Online. Get Advance Tickets.
NCAR was established by the National Science Foundation in 1960 to provide the university community with world-class facilities and services that were beyond the reach of any individual institution. NCAR's scientists produce a wealth of scientific publications that help lead the way for the broader Earth system science community.
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NCAR Mesa Laboratory
1850 Table Mesa Drive
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NCAR was established by the National Science Foundation in 1960 to provide the university community with world-class facilities and services that were beyond the reach of any individual institution. NCAR's scientists produce a wealth of scientific publications that help lead the way for the broader Earth system science community.
Macky Auditorium Concert Hall is a multi-disciplinary venue and an auxiliary unit of the University of Colorado's College of Music. One of the 12 buildings that form the Norlin Quadrangle Historic District, it serves the campus and the region by entertaining, educating and challenging audiences with high quality local, national and international performances and events.
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Macky Auditorium
1595 Pleasant St
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Macky Auditorium Concert Hall is a multi-disciplinary venue and an auxiliary unit of the University of Colorado's College of Music. One of the 12 buildings that form the Norlin Quadrangle Historic District, it serves the campus and the region by entertaining, educating and challenging audiences with high quality local, national and international performances and events.