Boulder Couch Crash 2018
July 19–22, 2018
After a five-year hiatus the Boulder Couch Crash is back, so pack your Chacos, some plaid, and a bottle of sunscreen and visit the happiest city in the US!
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What is a couch crash?
A couch crash is a weekend filled with activities organized by a local Couchsurfing community. The activities show off the local city to the global CS community. A couch crash is an excellent way to get to know a city and connect with amazing Couchsurfers.
What does the Boulder Couch Crash have to offer?
We will bike on some of Boulder’s 300+ miles of dedicated bikeways, hike on some of the 150+ miles of trails, and drink beer at some of Boulder’s 20+ breweries. And did we mention blue skies, creek tubing and legal marijuana?
Check out the most current schedule below. Things may change leading up to the event so be sure to check back!
THURSDAY JULY 19
9am & 12pm Early Bird Day Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park (cars will depart in the morning and early afternoon)
6:30pm Happy Thursday Bike Ride
FRIDAY JULY 20
9-11am Breakfast at Snooze
11:30am–5pm Biking Brewery Tour
1–3pm National Center for Atmospheric Research Visit/Short Hike
7pm–Late Welcome Party at the World Famous Dark Horse
SATURDAY JULY 21
9am–2pm Serious Hike
9–11am Farmers’ Market Brunch
11-11:20am Meet at the Central Park Band Shell
11:30-2pm Scenic Hike
11:30-2pm Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory Tour
2:30-6pm B180 Bicycle Tour of Boulder
2:30-6pm Avery Brewing Visit
2:30-6pm Tube Boulder Creek
7-9:30pm Dinner and Drinks at the Rayback Collective
10pm-Late Pearl Street Bar Bounce
SUNDAY JULY 22
11am–3pm Picnic in the Park
6pm Comedy Show at Bohemian Biergarten
Map of Boulder Couch Crash
This map shows you all event locations around town. Click the button in the top left to display all the map layers. Click the button in the top right to open in Google Maps.
When is it?
You’re welcome to pop into town any time you like, but our organized events will be taking place Thursday, July 19, 2018 through Sunday, July 22, 2018. The itinerary includes an early bird field trip to Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday, we hope you can make it!
How do we stay in touch?
How do I get to Boulder?
Depending on where you’re coming from, you can walk, run, bike, hitchhike, drive, or fly. But seriously, book your flight to Denver International Airport and then catch the bus to Boulder. The AB bus is the cheapest and simplest way to get from the airport to Boulder; it runs approximately every hour but you can check the full schedule here .
When catching the bus from the airport, head to the DEN Transit Center — go to the south end of the Jeppesen Terminal, exit through the glass doors, and take the escalator to the ground level. It’s located next to the Westin.
Look for the AB/AB1/AB2 bus to Boulder. One-way fare is $9 and you must have exact change. The bus will take about an hour. If you get off at the last stop, you’ll be here:
How do I get around Boulder?
Our little town is incredibly bike- and pedestrian-friendly!
We have over 300 miles of dedicated bikeways to get you where you need to go, making a bicycle the preferred transportation method of Boulderites no matter what the weather. You can rent bikes from places like University Cycle or Full Cycle starting at $20 per day. If you want something cheaper, Boulder BCycle has 43 stations and 300 bikes in town with various fee structures.
We’re also working on a local “bike library” for the couch crash, so check back for details.
We have about 12 local bus routes that run through town. A local single day pass costs $5.20. The bus is convenient and frequently used by locals. Check the RTD website for schedules and routes, or use Google Maps for equally accurate information, including real-time bus locations.
Uber and Lyft rides are readily available in Boulder. Check both apps if you want the cheapest price. Most rides within Boulder will be $12 or less.
Depending on afternoon traffic, driving could take longer than biking. Plus, if you want to park near downtown, you’ll have to pay for a garage or feed the meter every two hours. Driving is not encouraged, especially if you want to enjoy 7.5% IPAs or legal marijuana. That said, if you plan to visit anywhere outside of Boulder aside from Denver, the most convenient way to get there is by car.
Boulder Couch Crash Checklist
Don’t forget these things when you’re preparing for the couch crash!
- Passport or Current US State ID. Age-restricted venues will accept a current US state-issued driver’s license or state ID or an official current passport. They do not accept foreign driver’s licenses or vertical IDs. If you have a temporary US driver’s license or state ID, bring the old one and the new temporary one.
- RSVP on Couchsurfing.com to Boulder Couchcrash events.
- Sunscreen! E V E R Y O N E needs sunscreen here, even if you never burn. The atmosphere’s a lot thinner up here, which gives you less protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
- Dress in layers. Pack for hot and cool (but not freezing) temperatures. Bring rain gear for afternoon storms. Hats come in handy, too. Weather in the mountains changes often and without warning.
Water bottle. Staying hydrated is the key to avoiding altitude sickness.
- Bicycle and helmet. Biking is the Boulder-iest method of transportation. You can also rent a bike in Boulder.
- Phone, phone charger, and extra battery. Don’t run out of juice away from home.
- The Essentials. Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, towel, cash, floss, clothes, fuzzy socks, whatever you need to survive.
- A positive attitude. Let’s have fun! YAY!