Love Actively: Boulder's Most Exciting, Scenic and Romantic Attractions

Romance abounds in Boulder, Colorado largely thanks to the city's scenic mountains, trails, and local events. Whether you're out for a relaxed afternoon with your honey or planning a romantic evening, Boulder sets the mood for lovers.


Topping our list is Chatauqua Park with dozens of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and the scenic splendor of Boulder's famed Flatirons. Picnic tables and shelters can be found dotted throughout the park and along hiking trails for a romantic stop mid-hike and wild-life sightings are common throughout much of the year.

For something a bit more urban, lovely Pearl Street is perfect for couples who want to eat, drink, and merrily take in the sights and sounds of downtown. Charming street performers are a common draw, as are the pop-jet fountains and urban sculptures that can be found dotted along the street. Bars and fine-dining make a romantic dinner top priority, as do Pearl Street's microbreweries, West Flanders, Mountain Sun, and the Walnut Brewery.

Sometimes, love makes us wanna move mountains or, at least, climb them. Mt. Sanitas offers you the perfect opportunity to spend several hours with your honey as you hike one of Boulder's most challenging but beautiful trails. This hike offers stellar views of Green Mountain, the city of Boulder and the Colorado plains. Jagged rock formations along the way make you feel like you're in rugged terrain and you may even spot a rock-climber or two.

Stick to our list and you and your honey are sure to enjoy Boulder's romantic attractions to their fullest potential.

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Mt. Sanitas

This 3.1 mile moderate to strenuous trail will lead you to one of the most breathtakingly beautiful summits overlooking all of Boulder Valley. Sanitas, which is Latin for health, wellbeing, and clarity of mind, is the perfect day hike whether...  Read More

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Chautauqua Park
Photo courtesy of © 2014 City of Boulder Parks & Recreation

This meadow-like foothills park is ideal for a lazy afternoon with a book, a family picnic, bird watching, or a vigorous hike on numerous trails that will suit any skill level. The hiking trails take you into the Flatirons and the Bluebell...  Read More

Indian Peaks Wilderness
Photo courtesy of Hope Gately

Indian Peaks Wilderness, located along Colorado's scenic Peak-to Peak Highway just above Ward and Nederland is known for its pristine wilderness, jutting mountains, roaring streams, and challenging hikes. Couples will experience secluded spots...  Read More

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Meet Hope Gately

Hope Gately should have a bumper sticker proclaiming "Not a Native...But I Got Here as Fast as I Could!" A transplant from the Midwest, Hope has fallen in love with Colorado's mountains playing...  More About Hope