The city of Boulder, Colorado, sits at an elevation of 5,430 feet above sea level. It is located at the base of the Flatiron Mountains near Rocky Mountain National Park.
Boulder is considered to have a high-desert climate due to its high elevation and dry temperatures. The elevation creates a mild climate with very little humidity in the summer and winter months. Boulder's warmest month is July, but evening temperatures can still dip into the 40s; January is the coldest month in Boulder.
Boulder's elevation and pleasant climate make it a popular tourist destination for skiing, hiking and other outdoor pursuits.