With regard to sport possibilities Boulder has only little competition in the USA. Numerous top sportsmen have selected Boulder as their permanent domicile and training place.
The ' Outside magazine ' chose Boulder " #1 Sports Town in America " and the Runner's World magazine has chosen Boulder the number 1 among the "10 Best Running Cities". 200 miles (321 km) of trails for hiking, biking and running, mostly starting right in the city, let Boulder indeed appear as the perfect environment.
An average of 300 days of sunshine make training loops even more comfotable. Newbie's have to be aware of the elevation of 1.655 m (5.430 ft). It takes a while, let's say two to 4 weeks until you are adapted to the 'thin' air.
Trails maps are available in sport shops in Boulder, even in downtown.
Close by the city, there are four golf courses and three city owned and operated state-of-the-art recreation centers, including more than 40 tennis courts. For more serious adventurers, there's rappelling and rock climbing in the neighboring mountains and state parks.
Within easy driving distance from Boulder, world renowned ski resorts, national parks and attractions abound.
Only 30 miles away is Rocky Mountain National Park and Eldora Mountain Ski Area and Nordic Center.
Under 100 km, there's a variety of dude and guest ranches, historic gambling towns, such as Black
Hawk and Central City, and Winter Park Ski Resort.
Under 150 km, there's the ski resort communities of Summit County and Vail, as well as factory outlet stores for discounted name brand shopping. Transportation is easily accessible through local transportation and car rental companies.
Some activities for which Boulder is the perfect place: