Eastern Plains

Flatirons Trail

The Greatest Outdoors

Famous as a symbol of the 1960s counterculture, former home of the beat poets, and now a hub of the tech industry, the university town of Boulder lies right at the base of the Rocky Mountains proper. Thanks to decades of open space preservation and land conservation, the Boulder area is packed with places to view wildlife. The mountain parks host nesting falcons and Golden Eagles; the foothill trails run through territories of MacGillivray’s and Virginia’s Warblers; and the wetlands make good nesting grounds for Blue-winged and Cinnamon Teal. Boulderites love the outdoors more than almost anybody, and if you come to visit, you’ll immediately see why.