Basecamp Area Guide

We’ve created a complete guide to exploring and enjoying Boulder. Hunt and track awesome food species, find local hot spots and watering holes, develop your outdoor skillset, become a hot tub aficionado and much much more…

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  • Basecamp Boulder Hotel is the Boulder lodging option for the adventurous traveler, offering unique, upscale amenities and accommodations that respect your budget. Renovated in 2016, enjoy Downtown Boulder’s newest hotel, just minutes from Pearl Street Mall and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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    • Avery Brewing Company Founded in 1993, we are a family-owned craft brewery committed to producing eccentric ales and lagers that defy styles or categories.
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      • Upslope Brewing Company All natural beers in aluminum cans.
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        • Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery Hippies, mountain bikers, and locals flock here for some of Boulder's best microbrews. The low-priced, healthy fare includes massive mixed-green salads, big burritos and even non-garden-variety burgers, like the Black and Blue burger, with blue cheese and blackened seasoning. The Junk burger is loaded with everything in the kitchen. Drink options include the coffee-alcohol Java Porter, or the XXX Pale Ale, a hoppy brew with flavor and bite."
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          • Walnut Brewery Come join us at Boulder's original Brew Pub!
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            • Sanitas Brewing Company A craft brewery in Boulder, Colorado. Makers of Sanitas Black IPA, Sanitas Saison, Sanitas IPA, and an array of unique, premium craft beers.
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              • Frasca Food & Wine Frasca is a restaurant inspired by the culture and cuisine of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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                • Snooze an AM Eatery Snooze AM Eatery is a breakfast experience w/ foods hand-crafted & seasonal using many local & organic products. Classic breakfast dishes w creative twists
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                  • The Kitchen Upstairs The Kitchen Upstairs is a cocktail lounge for sharing good food & good drink with friends and neighbors, open daily at 5:30pm.
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                    • Pizzeria Locale Based on the pizza traditions of Napoli, Italy our pizzas start with house-made dough, then are slapped thin and quickly cooked by the flames in our oven.
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                      • Zeal - Food For Enthusiasts You have a passion for healthy eating and a high-energy lifestyle. You savor whole fresh ingredients and shun processed food. You have zeal!
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                        • Rincon Argentino Authentic argentinean restaurant serving empanadas, milanesa, choripan, lomito, dulce de leche and more in Boulder, CO
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                          • Sushi Bistro Tasuki Tasuki is a Japanese Restaurant in Boulder dedicated to serving the most authentic and genuine Japanese food in all of Colorado!
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                            • Snarf's "If you like sandwiches, I mean really really like sandwiches, go to Snarf's. Get a sandwich, any sandwich. Get it with EVERYTHING. Roll up your sleeves. Your life is about to improve..." - Yelp Review, 2010
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                              • Boulder County Farmers' Market The popular Boulder Farmers’ Market features fresh locally grown produce, flowers, eggs and much more.
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                                • Boxcar Coffee Roasters Boxcar Coffee Roasters is a small group of passionate people dedicated to coffee roasting, cutting edge brewing technology and great service.
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                                  • The Laughing Goat The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse & Community Performance Venue "Any night you're not at the goat, you're doing the wrong thing." - Xander
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                                    • The Cup Espresso Cafe The Cup serves Fair Trade, Organic coffee roasted locally by Conscious Coffees, as well as home made pastries, coffee cakes, bagels and sandwiches.
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                                      • Ozo Coffee Co Coffee + Community = LOVE
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                                        • The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is nestled against the Rocky Mountain Foothills in Boulder Colorado. Sitting alongside Boulder Creek in Central Park, the Teahouse is considered one of Boulder’s most attractive and popular tourist attractions, as well as being a local favorite for great food, tea, and atmosphere.
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                                          • Celestial Seasonings Don’t miss this unique, free 45 minute tour highlighting the tea production process, free samples, a tea shop and café.
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                                            • Eldora Mountain Resort Located only 21 miles West of Boulder, Colorado, Eldora has 680 acres of skiable terrain. Eldora boasts Colorado's best snowmaking system.
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                                              • Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Elevate your experience this winter by skiing or snowboarding at Arapahoe Basin! Find your line on our rocky steeps, spruce glades and the rolling natural terrain that's made us "The Legend" in Summit County.
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                                                • Loveland Ski Area Loveland Ski Area is near to the hearts and homes of generations of Colorado skiers and riders. Just 53 miles from Denver, Loveland offers uncrowded slopes, remarkable terrain, free close-in parking and a season that lasts from October through May.
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                                                  • Keystone Ski Resort Keystone is located in the White River National Forest just an hour from Denver. At Keystone, the art of being actively together comes easy. With one of Colorado’s longest ski days you can make the most of your day with family and friends on the mountain.
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                                                    • Winter Park Resort Located just 67 miles from downtown Denver on the west side of the Contintental Divide, Winter Park Resort offers over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, 25 lifts, five terrain parks and a new slopeside village including lodging, restaurants and shops.
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                                                      • Caribou Ranch Open Space The 2,151 acres of Caribou Ranch offers a variety of landscapes to explore including wetlands, meadows, streams and forests.
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                                                        • Betasso Preserve he diverse terrain, abundant scenic vistas, and relative peace and quiet have made Betasso Preserve a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike.
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                                                          • Walker Ranch Walker Ranch has a diverse array of ecosystems to explore. From the great staircase to South Boulder Creek to the open view across Crescent Meadow to the historic homestead, Walker Ranch is a cultural and natural treasure.
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                                                            • Bald Mountain A short, scenic hike to the top of Bald Mountain rewards you with a spectacular panorama of the Great Plains and Continental Divide. The perfect place for an afternoon picnic, Bald Mountain is ideal for both family time and contemplative solitude.
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                                                              • REI Retail chain carrying gear, apparel & footwear for a wide range of outdoor & fitness activities.
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                                                                • Full Cycle At Full Cycle, we love bikes, and we want to inspire you to love your bike and ride more often! Whether you’re into racing on road or trail, recreational riding, commuting, and just about anything in between, we have the resources, expertise, and passion to get you riding.
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                                                                  • Valmont Bike Park North America's most state-of-the-art public bike park, Valmont Bike Park is located in Boulder, Colorado on 40 acres of awesome.
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                                                                    • Marshall Mesa Bicycles are allowed on Marshall Valley Trail, Coal Seam Trail, Cowdrey Draw Trail, Greenbelt Plateau Trail, and Community Ditch Trail. Bicycles may be ridden only on those trails that are posted with the international bicycle symbol.
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                                                                      • Betasso Preserve
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                                                                        • Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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                                                                          • Walker Ranch Loop Walker Ranch has a diverse array of ecosystems to explore. From the great staircase to South Boulder Creek to the open view across Crescent Meadow to the historic homestead, Walker Ranch is a cultural and natural treasure.
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                                                                            • Boulder Creek Path
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                                                                              • Lee Hill Drive The ride starts at the corner of Broadway and Lee Hill Drive in North Boulder. You can ride this loop in either direction but I prefer going counter clockwise. This way you get a little more of a warm up on 36.
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                                                                                • Flagstaff Road The climb starts right at the base of the beautiful Chautauqua Park but don't start your watches just yet, most folks start the clock right as you pass over the stone bridge just feet before the road really kicks up.
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                                                                                  • Rocky Mountain Anglers The local fly shop specializing in unparalleled advise and information for beginners and experts alike. From the novice to the advanced, there is something for everyone at Rocky Mountain Anglers.
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                                                                                    • Eben G. Fine Park Eben G. Fine Park contains portions of the Boulder Creek and Boulder Creek Path with a variety of recreational amenities, including a playground, open turf, a picnic shelter and additional picnic areas.
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                                                                                      • Whitewater Tube Co. Whitewater Tube Co rents and sells watersports equipment including tubes, rafts, canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards.
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                                                                                        • Boulder Rock Club Boulder, Colorado indoor climbing gym, offering top-roping, lead climbing, bouldering, group fitness classes, as well as youth and adult courses.
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                                                                                          • South Arapaho Peak The Arapaho Peaks are South (13,400') and North Arapaho Peak (13,500'); each mountain deserving of its mountaineering accolades.
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                                                                                            • Green Mountain Trail Green Mountain Trail is a 8.7 mile loop trail located near Lakewood, CO and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October.
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                                                                                              • Mount Sanitas Trailhead Sanitas Valley Trail is a wide, graveled trail heading north up the valley between the Hogback Ridge and Mount Sanitas.
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                                                                                                • Chautauqua Trail
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                                                                                                  • Shadow Canyon There are several ways to reach Shadow Canyon - the following description follows the Towhee and Homestead Trails to Shadow Canyon, chosen for its varied terrain and lighter use.
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                                                                                                    • Flagstaff Mountain Flagstaff (moderate/strenuous) (1.5 mi; 1,120ft.) starts where Baseline Road turns into Flagstaff Road and the trail follows up to Panorama Point and up to Flagstaff Summit.
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                                                                                                      • Boulder Falls Boulder Falls is a pounding waterfall near the outdoorsy town of Boulder that has sometimes been called the “Yosemite of Boulder Canyon”.
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                                                                                                        • Boulder County Farmers' Market Boulder County Farmers Markets supports, promotes and expands local agriculture, making fresh products accessible to our community and strengthening relationships between local food producers and food consumers.
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                                                                                                          • Valmont Disc Golf The interim 18-hole course is on the south side of Valmont Road at the intersection of Valmont and Airport. Planning for a permanent course layout began in 2014. Baskets 1 through 18 are now open for play.
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                                                                                                            • Mesa Trail Mesa Trail can be taken to Shadow Canyon Trail and to South Boulder and Bear Peaks, or north to NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) and six miles to Chautauqua Park.
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                                                                                                              • The Fox Theatre
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                                                                                                                • Boulder Theater
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                                                                                                                  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
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                                                                                                                    • Leanin' Tree Museum & Sculpture Garden Of Western Art
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                                                                                                                      • Boulder History Museum
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