Imagine yourself, surrounded by yellow domes of ancient sandstone. Looking across deep green fields, a raven’s call stirs you from your reverie. You walk back to town crossing a small clear stream, as you pass by the restaurant you have chosen for dinner tonight, the aromas of savory seasonings awakens your hunger, but first a shower…

Boulder is a quiet, unusual, small town in the heart of a very big landscape. Once inhabited by Ancestral Puebloans, then Mormon pioneers, this remarkable place is now home to a diverse population of 200 and can be your base for exploring the wild and wonderful desert lands of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Capital Reef National Park and the mountains and lakes of Boulder Mountain in southern Utah. Located on All American Scenic Byway 12, called the second most scenic road in the world, the area was once remote, and still retains a back of beyond feeling that forges an elemental connection with the land. It’s a place to shed your world of do-lists and stress, to relax, renew and reconnect with what inspires you. Squeeze through a magical slot canyon, bike an outback dirt road, or simply hang out and write a poem. Take a drive on the old Burr Trail and imagine the cowboy life in wild canyons. Ride a horse; then be amazed by the stars at night again!

Discover the arts and cuisine of our area or visit an organic farm. Ease into what locals call, Boulder Time. Boulder is unlike the busy gateways to other National Parks and Monuments. Find serenity and adventure here. Experience Boulder, unspoiled, untamed, unbelievable.

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Price to enter park:  8 bucks. Kodachrome Basin turned out to be a beautiful little place, with a few very nice hikes.  It's off Highway 12 in Cannonville, about 12 miles down the road.  There's camping/rv spots, but we did a day hike and then went to Tropic had...

Spooky & Peek-a-Boo – Slot Canyon Fun

Spooky & Peek-a-Boo – Slot Canyon Fun

Spooky & Peek-a-boo Slot Canyons Hole in the Rock road Highway 12 Angela and I went with her sister & family down Hole in the Rock road to Spooky and Peek-a-Boo slot canyons. It's 25 miles down and then a few miles on Dry Fork road (takingall lefts.) There are...


The Boulder Business Alliance is dedicated to supporting and encouraging local business in our town. We are also committed to being a voice for preserving what makes our home so special; our rural agricultural atmosphere and cultural resources, the natural beauty, open space, clean air, quiet and dark night skies.

 Our heritage economy of ranching is still an important part of our identity and culture.

We cherish the rural nature of our town, and recognize the magnificence of the landscape around us. Boulder has the enviably unique position of being surrounded by world-class public lands. It is our pleasure to introduce visitors to an experience they will never forget.

Our economic goals are to promote our commercial zones along the Burr Trail and Hwy 12 as well as small home-based businesses and agriculture, including non-polluting cottage-type businesses that have minimal impact on our town services or activities.

We support sustainable tourism based on quiet use and landscape-based explorations. Our goal is to provide small-scale, quality tourism services that never diminish the experience of our sense of place.

We are an unspoiled gateway community offering hospitality services to visitors who are looking for a place to unplug and play in a unique and beautiful place.

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