Boulder County, Colorado

Boulder County is northwest of Denver and runs up aginst the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The early days of Boulder County are filled with stories of hard rock gold miners and the on-going labor war between coal companies and unionizing coal miners.

This is the home of the University of Colorado and a lot of high-tech companies. The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are located in Boulder.

Boulder County contains 742 square miles of land and 9 square miles of water. The county seat is Boulder.

Since I took the photos on this page, Boulder County has suffered several catatrophic wildfires and a couple mass shootings. From a distance, things may look like this in some areas, but not as it was in 2009. Makes my heart cry.

Boulder County, Colorado
Looking east across the southern part of Boulder County
The Flatiron rock formations, south of Boulder
The Flatirons, south of Boulder

Photos are courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0 License