Visitor's Guide

Welcome to the Boulder Mountain Lodge and environs! To see details of the many nearby points of interest and activities, click on one of the destinations on the map to the right.

Enjoy your Stay!



DiningThe Red Lion Inn is less than a ¼ mile up Boulder Canyon and specializes in wild game. A fine German Inn that is perfect for a special evening. Boulder's Pearl Street Mall has a cornucopia of eateries that a pleasant stroll along the mall will unfold for you. If you have a specific desire ask us and will do our best to track it down for you. Like the Boulder Dushanbe Tea house, a handcrafted Tajik tea house from our sister city Dushanbe, Tajikistan. A one-of-a-kind in America.
5 minutes from Boulder Mountain Lodge



FishingFrom your front door go east 20 feet, stop and drop a line. Four mile creek is a catch and keep here at the Lodge. You will find mostly Brook Trout with a few Browns and a rare Rainbow may raise up to great you. Boulder creek offers catch and release and Barker dam below Nederland is great reservoir fishing that offers a good variety. Boulder has guides and tackle shops. Our favorite is the Rocky Mountain Angler at 1904 Arapahoe Ave. 303-447-2400



HikingTrails begin at the south end of the lodge and head up the hill behind the lodge for about a ½ mile then you cross the Bettasso trail loop a 3.5 mile loop that take you all over the 600 acre park. As you leave the lodge, remember how you went so you can come back to your home-away-from-home as the trails are not marked for coming home. Many other trails and hikes are in the area. In the reading room we have a great trail map and at the desk we have many suggestions, too. Remember to take water as the altitude and clear mountain sky can dehydrate you quickly.



BikingOut the front door and down to the intersection of Four Mile and Boulder Canyon is the beginning of the Boulder Creek path. The path runs all the way into Boulder and hits a maze of paths that run throughout town. Please feel free to borrow some of our bikes or rent them from the Boulder Bike Smith or University Bicycles. Off road trails are on Bettasso preserve behind the Lodge. Ask at the desk for directions and park rules.



DenverSo much to offer, the Zoo, Art and History Museum, Botanical Gardens and Downtown. A great place to visit especially when you can come back home to the peace and quiet of your creek side setting in the cool of the mountains.



Direction to us: From Denver International Airport, Take Tower Road North to 104th street Left or West to Highway 36 West to Boulder, Upon entering Boulder take the third light (Canyon Blvd) left or West, Go through Boulder and on up into Boulder Canyon (out of town) about 2 miles, Take your first right (Four Mile Canyon Dr.) then you will see us immediately on your left.


CU Boulder

CU BoulderDirections: Right out of the drive to Boulder Canyon (119) and left to Boulder. Take a right on Broadway and go to the top of the hill. The University is on your left starting at University Street. A University map is available at our front desk, not a bad idea as the campus is rather large. After a day of academics head over to the Sink for a burger and a beer. A favorite college hang out. It’s on 13th street just west of the campus in the heart of “The Hill”


Downtown Boulder

Downtown BoulderDirections: Right out of the drive to Boulder Canyon (119) and left to Boulder. Left on 9th street and right on Pearl Street. Park your car and walk east. Way too many restaurants and shops for us to list here. Go and explore. You could always borrow a bike and ride down the creek path to Boulder.


Central City/ Blackhawk

Central City, BlackhawkDirections: Right out of the drive to Boulder Canyon (119) west or right, to Nederland. Continue on 119 South to Black Hawk and Central City, Have breakfast or lunch along the way at the Sundance Café. Sit out side on the deck and look to the continental divide, or walk across the street to the Sundance Stables and ride a horse.


Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National ParkDirections: Right out of the drive to Boulder Canyon (119) west or right, to Nederland.

Take Highway 72 North (The Peak to Peak Scenic Byway) to highway 7 north to thru Allenspark on into Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Stops along the way include the Rock Shop in Nederland, and Charlie Eagle Plumes Indian curio shop on the Peak To Peak.


Eldorado Canyon

Eldorado Canyon State ParkDirections: Right out of the drive to Boulder Canyon (119) and left too Boulder. At Broadway go right or South thru town and out of town about 5 miles to Eldorado Springs Drive and take a right. (A gas station and coffee shop are at this turn) and follow to the road to its end.

Some climbing routes to explore are the Bastille, Hair City and West Buttress.

Short on time? Boulder Canyon has some great route just 1.5 miles from the Boulder Mountain Lodge. The Dome and Elephant Buttress both have many great routes.


Eldora Ski Area

Eldora Ski AreaDirections: Right out of the drive to Boulder Canyon (119) west or right, to Nederland

Continue on 119 south to the edge of town and turn right onto the Eldora ski road. After a day of skiing stop in at Nederland’s PI (Pioneer Inn) for dinner and cocktails.


Dining Fishing Hiking Biking Central City and Blackhawk Denver International Airport Denver University of Colorado Downtown Boulder Eldorado Canyon State Park Eldora Ski Area Rocky Mountain National Park