Whether you've traveled to Boulder, Colorado or you've lived there your entire life - you'll agree on one thing: the views cannot be matched. No matter the season, no matter the weather, the entire city of Boulder is seriously majestic.
Today, we're counting down the Top 5 Best Views In Boulder so that you'll surely know where to snap your Boulder-grams next time you're in town.
5. The Star at Flagstaff Mountain
The Star is one of the hidden gems during the holiday season. While the entire city notices the twinkle on the hillside, it takes the mighty curious to seek out the proper road to access the display. Once you arrive, it's a quick hike through snow and mud before you're sitting smack dab in the middle of the star, staring down at the entire city of Boulder. The view is incredible, and getting back down is even more fun. Lose the careful tiptoeing and just lean back on your bum and slide the entire way down. Trust us, it's a blast.
4. The Royal Arch Trail
This trail is one of the many trails one can access through Chautauqua Park at the base of the Flatirons. While the terrain is less stable than some of the other hikes, the final destination is certainly remarkable. The top gram is a snapshot from what a hiker will see upon arrival, and the second one is the magical view you'll get when you climb on up into the hole of the arch.
3. Chautauqua Park
A fan favorite, Chautauqua park is a place you'll regularly find photographers (both amateur and professional), romantic couples picnicking, birthday parties and usually a sorority taking group photos. The top photo looks like it was taken in the field next to the parking lot, giving the audience a full view of the beauty that Chautauqua Park displays. The second snap is from the left side of the trail, showing how ethereal the Flatirons look in early spring after the snow melts.
2. The Top of the Flatirons
A daring feat, the top of the Flatirons is something that can feel daunting to many. While the majority of the trail is well-kept and fairly easy to conquer, the ability to access the best views from the top is not for the queasy. Sure, you can get some pretty awesome snapshots from the trail -- but we promise you that with some VERY careful climbing, you'll be completely breathless from the view.
1. Folsom Field
You know, some people may think that putting Folsom as #1 seems silly... and those people are definitely not Buffs fans. If you grew up in Boulder or a surrounding city, chances are that you've been to Folsom Field a time or two. Whether you've watched the Armed Forces skydive into the stadium on Memorial Day or you're there for every home game during football season, you've witnessed the stunning view accessible to 53,613 people in the stands. Buffs, Rams and even out-of-towners will agree that this stadium view is pretty damn hard to match.