FASTZach Exploring Tour of Boulder

Boulder, Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the United States. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder sits at 5,400ft above sea level and is the perfect place for outdoor activities of all types. Whether you are running, walking, biking, touring, or hiking, FASTZach has options for you – and Boulder is definitely your city for it all!

FASTZach a distance-based routing app that’ll be your guide and companion as you explore through healthy travel. This month, we’re highlighting the great running and walking options available in Boulder, Colorado and we’ve compiled a fantastic 4-mile route to help you explore!

Exploring Boulder Tour

Explore Boulder with this 4-mile walking tour featuring some of the best historic sites and popular attractions Boulder, CO has to offer. Get the route here!

A 4-mile tour of Boulder, CO created with FASTZach.
A 4-mile tour of Boulder, CO created with FASTZach.

Note: While turn by turn directions are available, sometimes the visual of a route is all someone might need. Beginning on Pearl Street you will head toward 16th and Pine to land upon the Mork & Mindy House. Dropping down 16th to Walnut and around to 14th you will cross over the Canyon Boulevard area. Follow 14th to Arapahoe – here you will be in the vicinity of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. As you cross the Boulder Creek you will be in the vicinity of the Andrews Arboretum and within steps to the University of Colorado and Folsom Field. Following University Avenue toward the mountains and heading North on 9th Street will cross you back over the Boulder Creek, into the Mapleton Hill District and back onto the Pearl Street Mall.

Please remember that FASTZach is a guide used to promote healthy movement and exploration. Always use caution and judgment as crossing intersections and navigating locations. Boulder has many sights to see, please do so carefully and respectfully.

Pearl Street Mall

The Pearl Street Mall is a four block pedestrian mall in Boulder, Colorado. The pedestrian area stretches from 11th Street to 15th Street along Pearl Street and is home to a number of businesses and restaurants as well as the Boulder County Courthouse.

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Mork and Mindy House

A historic landmark where the late 1970’s sitcom Mork and Mindy was filmed. Close to the Pearl Street Mall and a beloved site to locals and tourists alike.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

An eclectic mix of contemporary art from regional, national and international artists, plus dance, poetry, and other performances including an outdoor summer cinema series.

Andrews Arboretum

Established in 1948 by Maud Reed, a former botany teacher at Boulder High School, the Andrews Arboretum is a small, unique plant haven in Boulder. The arboretum is open daily and admission is free.

CU Heritage Center

The CU Heritage Center is located in Old Main, one of the oldest buildings on the Colorado University campus. Galleries house exhibits such as 19th-century student life, athletic trophies, and photos.

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Mapleton Hill Historic Neighborhood

One of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods in Boulder, complete with tree-lined streets and late nineteenth century architectural style.

Other Places to Explore

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
Fiske Planetarium
Avery Brewing
Shelby American Car Museum