Boulder Walks Program
Building a More Walkable Boulder
As a designated Gold-Level Walk Friendly Community, Boulder is a place where walking is both desirable and enjoyable. GO Boulder’s Boulder Walks program aims to celebrate and encourage walking as a travel choice for residents and employees. Why? Because walking not only supports whole-health outcome s, it also encourages a sense of connection to places and to people.
In partnership with Colorado-based Walk2Connect, Boulder Walks provides opportunities for neighbors to connect with one another and with where they live and gives community members an active way to engage in GO Boulder's pedestrian planning activities. By walking and working together, we invest in a more walkable city.
Walk With Us Throughout Walk and Bike Month!
Walk 360 "Slow Marathon"
Boulder Walks hosts the Walk 360 - a 26-mile "slow marathon" around the city. Choose one of two ways to participate:
- Walk with us every Sunday morning in June, starting at 9 a.m., to complete the 26-mile loop in four segments ranging from 5.5 to 8.2 miles each.
- Walk the whole slow marathon in one day on Saturday, June 30, starting at 6:30 a.m.
The Walk 360 gives Boulder walkers a whole new perspective on the city, demonstrating walkable, low-stress connections among destinations and safe ways to get around Boulder's busiest streets by foot. The loop route includes rest stops along the way, a lunch break at the Table Mesa Shopping Center and a celebration at the end.
Registration is free. Participants are encouraged to download the free iPhone/Android Charity Miles app to raise money for one of more than 40 nonprofit organizations while walking the route. All participants will receive a goodie bag of local treats and freebies, and everyone who completes the route will receive a Walk 360 sticker. Finishers will also be entered to win a prize at the end of the event.
Thursday Morning Walks and Monday Afternoon Gentle Walks
Boulder Walks will host walks every Thursday morning in June at 9 a.m., and will offer gentle walks from the West Senior Center on two Monday afternoon WalkandBikeMonth.org or the Boulder Ramblers Meetup page for complete details.
Contemplative Walk and Guided Meditation - June 16
In partnership with Naropa University, Boulder Walks will host an early morning walking meditation and sitting practice on Saturday, June 16, at 7 a.m. See this link for full details.
Mobility for All Bike Demo and Walk - June 16
Join leaders in accessible mobility for a bike demonstration and guided walk to learn what it is like to navigate the city in a wheelchair. All details are listed on the Walk and Bike Month website, here .
Come walk with us this June!
GO Boulder’s Boulder Walks program was initiated in summer 2013 as a part of the 2012-2014 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) update. In 2013 and 2014, Boulder Walks consisted of a series of walkabouts and walk audits with Boulder community members in neighborhoods across the city. In 2015, the program expanded to a series of community-based walks and walk audits. Check out the photo gallery from the 2014 walkabouts!
Partners and Contact Information
City of Boulder/GO Boulder
Amy Lewin, Senior Transportation Planner
Darcy Kitching, Boulder Program Coordinator