People say social media’s a highlight reel like that’s a bad thing. We think it’s inspiring to make a collection of your favorite places in the world to share with others, and scenic Boulder is like the world’s best, real-life selfie museum.
Whether you’re looking for a stunning backdrop for a meaningful yoga posture, your engagement photos or your senior pictures, or you just want to explore photography where the views are so fantastic you can’t go wrong, here are six of the most Instagrammable spots to visit in Boulder.
1. In front of the Flatirons, of course
This backdrop goes without saying. Boulder’s unique Flatiron rock formations are quintessential Boulder and truly eye-catching.
2. Atop Green Mountain
Not only does the view here go on for eternity, but the hike to get here is fun, too. Snap photos along the way and work up a sweat as you get to know Boulder up high.
3. At the Rayback Collective.
Grab a drink (beer or coffee) and a meal from one of the rotating food trucks at Boulder’s food truck court, and while you’re there, snap some colorful photos with the Rayback Collective’s mural. No need to venture up the mountain for this view.
4. At the Lyons Farmette
The Lyons Farmette & River Bend is a working, organic farm that is so lovely it is also a popular spot for weddings, dinners under the stars and special events. If you’re craving flowers and fields of life in your camera lens, visit the farmette. It’s a private residence, so don’t just pop in. Book an appointment or sign up for one of the farm dinners and make a special event out of it. Oh, and there’s an alpaca.
5. At the Royal Arch
Utah isn’t the only place with dramatic arch rock formations. Boulder’s Royal Arch is worth a visit for the arch, the views and the experience. You can’t beat the views on a sunrise hike.
Although a sunrise hike provides some jaw-dropping views, the Royal Arch makes gorgeous photos any time of day. Different angles can show off different features of Boulder, like the Flatirons in the background. This angle is a double attraction.
The Royal Arch and the hikes around Boulder make Insta-worthy shots year-round, even in winter. Many of Boulder’s trails remain open year-round.
6. On the CU campus
The University of Colorado campus is truly one of the most beautiful grounds in Boulder, in summer or winter.