A street lined with restaurants, shops and people watching, Pearl Street is the heart and soul of Boulder — and has been for more than four decades! Here, in the center of historic downtown, locals and visitors stroll the brick-paved pedestrian walkway, linger on sun-dappled benches and restaurant patios, shop to their hearts’ content, and stop to watch only-in-Boulder street performers. Four blocks of Pearl are closed to traffic, but the fun continues to stretch for blocks in either direction.
There’s nothing like a breathtaking view to reward all the sweat and hard work you put in on a hiking trail. Most every trail in Boulder has a refreshing vista or two, making them some of the best hikes near Denver, and offer varying degrees of difficulty and to accommodate any skill level. Find a hiking trail: Boulder Trails & Trailheads
Find the perfect mountain biking trail for you in or near Boulder with this guide to 22 of the area’s top trails.