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The Best of Winter in Boulder

The Best of Winter in Boulder
3 days
If the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and the Flatirons didn’t give it away, we’re telling you now: Boulder is a paradise for outdoor lovers and fresh-air fiends.

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local: There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
Day 1
Activity

Eldora Mountain Resort

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Only 21 miles from Boulder, Eldora has some great deals on lift and lodging packages. Read More
Lunch

Timbers Lodge

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Enjoy classic American slope-side fare with home-style flavor using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Read More
Activity

Eldora Nordic Center

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Eldora’s Nordic Center is complemented by an extensive network of trails – starting just a few steps past our ski lifts and meandering through serene forests, across expansive alpine meadows and... Read More
Insider's Tip

Insider's Tip

Backcountry Safety

Get out in front of backcountry danger this winter, and keep safety top-of-mind! Seek education and training prior to heading out, or utilize a professional guide or a seasoned mentor to explore Colorado's backcountry. Find more ways to get informed and stay safe in Colorado.

Dinner

Avery Brewing Company

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We are dedicated to making beer from the inside out: we brew what we like to drink-with utter disregard for what the market demands-and search out fans with equally eccentric palates.

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Chautauqua Park

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Take a stroll around Chautauqua Park, at the foot of the famous Flatirons, which are spectacular in winter. You’ll see brand-new bear sculptures and can use your mobile phone to take an interpretive audio tour, explaining the fascinating history of the Colorado Chautauqua.
Lodging

Hotel Boulderado

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Located in the heart of downtown Boulder, Hotel Boulderado provides the ambiance of a historic boutique hotel with the comfort of modern amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room robes... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

The Buff Restaurant

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A favorite Boulder institution serving hearty, inventive breakfasts and lunches made from scratch. Try the Saddlebags breakfast as seen on the Travel Channel's "Man vs. Food."

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Eldorado Canyon State Park

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Eldorado Canyon State Park is a day-use-park offering technical rock climbing, stream-side picnic areas and trails with panoramic vistas, all encompassed in a magnificent canyon. Read More
Lunch

Rayback Collective

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Situated in the heart of Boulder, the Rayback is a food park. A bar. An event space. A backyard party. More than 30 taps on deck & a rotating set of some of the area's most beloved food trucks... Read More

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Beyond Boulder Bike Adventures

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Year-round for relaxing, scenic bike tours to tucked-away tasting rooms, creekside hot tubs and other hidden gems that lie just beyond the beaten track in Boulder, Denver, Breckenridge, and... Read More

Dinner

Jill's

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Jill's, a modern bistro, draws its inspiration from the western Mediterranean region. Read More
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Trident Booksellers and Cafe

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Established in 1982, the Trident Bookstore and Café has provided excellent coffee, tea, and books in a community environment for over 20 years.

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Lodging

Best Western Plus Boulder Inn

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Prominently located directly across from CU, the Boulder Inn gives guests easy access to the city's principal attractions, premier shopping, and fabulous dining. Stylish, well-appointed rooms... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Tangerine

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At Tangerine, chef and proprieter Alec Schuler creates innovative takes on traditional morning fare. His menu is rich with natural quality and focused on seasonal products.  

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Activity

Rocky Mountain National Park

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A living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. Elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak. Read More
Lunch

Foolish Craig's

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Foolish Craig's is known for its colorful and friendly atmosphere, amazing crepes and homemade soups, salads, omelets and more.

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Downtown Boulder

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No visit to Boulder is complete without a stroll down the world famous Pearl Street Mall.  This one-of-a-kind experience is what visitors talk about long after their trip is over.  Many of the... Read More

Dinner

Corrida

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Corrida features an extensive selection of tapas and pintxos, aged steaks inspired by Spain's Basque region, seafood plates influenced by the Mediterranean coast, and an all Spanish beverage... Read More

Insider's Tip

Insider's Tip

Best View

Corrida’s rooftop was named in Jetsetter’s best places to drink with a view. Take in the Flatirons as you sip a sparkling gin and tonic.

Activity

Elevated Astronomy Tours

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A tour for all ages just outside of Boulder starting at sunset and lasting for 2 hours exploring the night sky with several large telescopes and a laser pointer.

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Lodging

Boulder Adventure Lodge

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The Boulder Adventure Lodge offers a beautiful and unique mountain setting along a peaceful creek, just five minutes from Downtown Boulder and the University of Colorado. Perfect for family... Read More