Boulder is known for its progressive politics, the University of Colorado and the tragic death of six-year-old Jon-Benet Ramsey.
The University of Colorado has more than 30,000 students on its Boulder campus, which is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the United States.
For magnificent views of Boulder and the Boulder Valley, head up Flagstaff Mountain on the 3.7-mile Flagstaff Road.
Staff writer The National Center for Atmospheric Research, or NCAR, is a research organization that seeks to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and other related systems. NCAR’s building sits on NCAR Mesa at 6,184 feet in elevation, or 754 feet above the city of Boulder. The building was designed by architect I.M. Pei, who drew the dark, reddish-brown color of the nearby flatiron formation into the concrete towers and…