- The list below includes 218 free or cheap things to do in or near Boulder, Colorado, including 95 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Malls, Family Fun Center and Specialty Shops.
- From Eldorado Canyon to University of Colorado at Boulder, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Boulder and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Golden, Idaho Springs, Wheat Ridge and Arvada.
Altitude Spirits 2805 Wilderness Place Suite 200, Boulder, CO MoreLess Info
Guests can sample a variety of organic craft spirits, including Highland Harvest Scotch, Juniper Green Gin, and Vodka 14
The campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder offers a scenic drive through its streets lined with art galleries, music schools, museums, bookstores and more, with the beautiful views of the Rockies in the background.
With a few locations including a main branch downtown, Boulder Public Library has an expansive catalog. Along with both fiction and non-fiction books, their collection further includes movies, audio books and music.
Recommended for intermediate to advanced hikers, Mt. Sanitas Trail offers visitors a scenic dirt trail that leads up the side of the mountain. Visitors are welcome to bring their dogs on the trail if they are leashed.
Scott Carpenter Park has many amenities including a large swimming pool with water slide, skate park, open turf field, diamond field and a unique astronaut-themed playground. There are many walking paths and benches and the park is pet-friendly.
Often referred to as the Yosemite of Boulder Canyon, Boulder Falls are natural waterfalls with the fall of approximately 70 feet into the Middle Boulder Creek. The surrounding landscape is beautiful and the site is often visited by hikers and rock climbers.
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National Center for Atmospheric Research, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305 MoreLess Info
Bear Peak Trail is a 7 mile trail, which if taken to the top of the peak yields an elevation gain of 6,080 to 8,461 ft. The hike is difficult with an estimated time of 5 to 7 hours.
Nestled in downtown Boulder, Central Park offers beautiful and scenic city views. A quick walk to the farmer’s market, visitors to the park can enjoy paved walkways, an outdoor amphitheater and planned bike paths.