Founded in 1859, the city of Boulder is home to the University of Colorado and several other world-renowned institutions like NOAA, NIST, and NCAR. Boulder is known for its access to hundreds of miles of hiking trails and views of the Flatirons. Being only 45 minutes from Denver International Airport, Boulder is a convenient and beautiful location for GNSS+R 2023. Click here for more information about Boulder, or read about some of our favorite things to see and do while you’re in the area below!

Things to do in Boulder and surrounding areas

Boulder has an extensive bus system within city limits as well as public transit to Denver. Many of the things on this list can be accessed without a car.

Pearl Street

Pearl Street is Boulder’s downtown pedestrian mall. Dozens of restaurants, bars, and shops are located here, as well as summer street performers.

Chautauqua Park

Chautauqua Park is home to the Flatirons as well as dozens of miles of hiking trails and climbing opportunities.

Boulder Dushanbe Tea House

Located in downtown Boulder, the Dushanbe Teahouse is an ornate restaurant with hand-carved and hand-painted elements from artists in Tajikistan. Click here to learn more about this famous Boulder landmark.

Eldorado Canyon State Park

One of the most famous traditional climbing areas in the United States, Eldorado State Park has hiking trails next to a river through the canyon as well as a nature center.

The Sink

The Sink is a bar/restaurant located on “The Hill,” which is an area of Boulder directly adjacent to CU’s main campus. Obama’s been here, so you might as well go, too.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is located in Estes Park, about a 45 minute drive from Boulder. It’s possible that the reservation system will be in effect during the workshop. More details can be found at

Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is one of the largest art museums in the western US. Internationally known for its Indigenous Arts of North America collection, the museum also has one of the finest collections of Latin American Art and Art of the Ancient Americas.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is an outdoor concert venue about 30 minutes south of Boulder. A list of events can be found here.

Photo credits: Chautauqua Park (Misael Moreno), Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Marc Pineda)