Sense of Place
For doting residents, the name says it all. A former coal-mining town-turned-burgeoning bedroom community for Boulder and Denver, Superior’s landscape fits its values: safe, scenic, and family-friendly. Acres of open space and high points with sweeping views is perfect for this community of athletes and outdoor lovers.
Spot Us Here: Running wild with our kids at Wildflower Park!
Shhhh… Best-Kept Secret: Take a gorgeous scenic drive west from McCaslin Boulevard on Hwy 128 (pssst, bring a picnic!).
Claim to Fame: The popular Morgul-Bismark cycling loop, made famous by the film American Flyers.
Lay of the Land
Superior’s a quick zip up Highway 36 from Boulder (and a straight shot to Denver, too). Nearly 25 percent of the town’s land is open space, which, from the west side of town, provides a panoramic perspective overlooking the Flatirons and dramatic peaks beyond. The town’s largest residential neighborhood is Rock Creek, with retail activity converging around Superior Marketplace’s big-box stores, soon to be joined by the forthcoming Downtown Superior development across the street.
What Locals Love to Do
- Frolic and play at some of Boulder County’s most beautiful parks, including the new Wildflower Park, with a zip line, slackline, climbing areas, and more, and the supremely picturesque Purple Park.
- Enjoy summertime cool-downs at two outdoor community pools.
- Shop to your heart’s content at Flatiron Crossing mall, minutes from anywhere in Superior.
- Figure skate; play hockey, soccer, or basketball; or try a round of golf—all inside at the Sports Stable’s indoor courts.
- Pedal down several renowned networks of gravel trails, bike paths, and road-cycling routes.
- Look forward to new shopping, dining, and entertainment options all in one place at the highly anticipated, master-planned Downtown Superior, currently in development.
- Hike the town’s gorgeous trail systems, from Coalton Trailhead to the trails at Rock Creek.
- Picture Superior’s humble beginnings in Original Town, a tiny creekside district that’s home to a historic jail cell and homestead buildings.