Pearl Street in Boulder

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Boulder, Colorado is about 30 miles north-northwest of Denver. It is a hiker's paradise, with the Rocky Mountains to the north and the Flatirons to the west. Downtown Boulder’s pedestrian Pearl Street Mall includes art galleries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Pearl Street is a just short walk from the University of Colorado campus. Tack on a few days before or after LIPS to enjoy the beautiful surroundings!

Denver International Airport (code DEN) is the closest major airport to Boulder. There are several options for getting between DIA and Boulder:

For transportation around/near Boulder, see:

Boulder lodging is quite expensive, so Fiske Planetarium staff have volunteered to help shuttle LIPS 2022 to campus from Louisville, CO; buses also run from Louisville to campus. Hotels in Louisville are significantly more affordable. Here are a few options:

AirBnB also has many possibilities within one mile:

We encourage you to take mass transit or walk to LIPS each day. If you do drive, the map below shows pay parking lots. Fiske Planetarium is the round white building near lot 404. For the interactive map version, you can go here.