Taking care of your Loved One Is What We Do BEST!

It's no secret, most of us would like to stay in our own home as we age. Yet, sometimes our loved ones just need a little extra help to remain comfortable at home. That's where Always Best Care can help....we are dedicated to exceeding expectations....always

Please submit form to schedule a

Personal Care Consultation

Local Magic Personal Care Consultation

Please submit this form below and we will chat shortly!

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Home Care In Boulder, CO

Home Care Boulder, CO

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic Arnett-Fullen House gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Boulder, CO is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

 In-Home Care Boulder, CO

location Service Areas

The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.


“This is an amazing organization!”

Inga J.

“A beautiful and friendly place”

Brittany P.

“I am a past client of this provider We had just started and all of these hospitalizations happened. It would have had a really nice impact we just weren't able to use it for very long. They were great. Their service was wonderful and the communication was great. I was very happy with the kindness and care.”

Don C.

“I am a current client of this provider They do a lot of the things we cannot do ourselves. Everyone we have had has been exceedingly pleasant and easy to get along with.”

Richard C.

“I am a past client of this provider I never had a problem with Always Best Care. My experience was positive because they were attuned to the time with everything I needed to do. If there was a paper I needed to be signed, they were helpful. I don't have any memory problems, but they were very friendly. We laughed and talked. They were just like a best friend who took me where I needed to go. I have always told people about Always Best Care and the people working there. I have referred people. Always Best Care is the best. I like how they were attentive when I called. Laura, she knew exactly what I needed. And the timing, they were perfect about the timing. Always Best Care was attuned to what I needed.”

Marilyn F.

“I am a current client of this provider They are really good with the clients. They are prompt and always on time. They are always on top of everything when we call.”

Mary S.

“I am a current client of this provider They help me to take a day off. They seem to be very caring.”

John C.

“I am a past client of this provider They helped in the way they interacted with her. The caregivers were all very friendly and caring.”

Darlene S.

“I am a current client of this provider It's helped me get through a lot of difficult periods. I like the quality of the people they send out.”

Patrick T.

“I am a current client of this provider They are helpful for me. Especially the younger girls are so helpful, they volunteer to do things. They're helpful and reliable.”

Kathryn V.

“I am a current client of this provider They have been outstanding. It has not been easy for me since me and my husband have a lot of medical appointments. When we are not able to get a car, they are willing to take us in their car, pick up prescriptions, and pick up groceries for us. They are very professional and look and see what needs to be done. They are very flexible and help wherever they can. They help us when the time is good for us.”

Joyce T.

“I am a current client of this provider It leaves me able to get more help as the pandemic calms down. I can get errands done. I like that the caregivers have been with us through the pandemic and they have been stellar. They are very helpful and I feel safe leaving my husband with the caregivers.”

Karen B.

“I am a past client of this provider They were only there for a short time. They made a big difference. They took care of the basic daily needs. They were very good at being responsive to our questions and they provided generally good caregivers.”

Scott G.

“I am a current client of this provider There is not much they can do. They cannot do more than what they are doing now. She never stops serving us. I am very pleased. I like the attitude, they always want to work with you. The person that is here is outstanding.”

Bruce B.

“I am a current client of this provider They have helped us the most by providing good services to my mother. I like that they are very responsive.”

Diane K.

“Absolutely love this company! Very good management and communication! ???? would choose this company for my family!”

gabby S.

“Always Best Care is the best! I loved working here. Everyone cares about you and they are very compassionate. As a student, they were able to work with my schedule from part time to full time. They are reliable and great listeners. Natalie was the best! Anyone looking for a job as a caregiver I would highly recommend it here :)”

Deisy F.

“I have worked as a caregiver for over 3 years now, this being the third agency I have worked for. This is by far the best agency I’ve worked for or been around, I would highly recommend them to anyone. As a caregiver, I feel completely supported by all of the office staff and case managers. Communication is a key when it comes to home care, and this office makes that one of their priorities. I’ve never had any issues working for this company. I would recommend them for your family members, or as a caregiver looking for a new job. As a college student they are very flexible with time and accepting of what my needs are.”

Cassidi M.

“I am a current client of this provider The agency is available when I need them and give me suggestions and answer my questions. I would tell a friend that they are reliable and will bend over backwards to schedule caregivers.”

Bob W.

“I am a current client of this provider I have had the same caregiver for a year now. She is smart, careful, and caring. My relationship with her has really helped me out. I would recommend Always Best Care because they provide good services and they are very good people.”

Jean C.

“I am a current client of this provider They are consist with being here and responding to my mother's needs. Some of the folks are excellent and other are not that great.”

Elaine S.

“I am a current client of this provider They help with her day to day care. I like that they are compassionate and on top of things. My loved one has been very lucky to have the same caregivers coming in for their shifts. There are not strangers coming in. They are observant.”

Jan B.

“I am a current client of this provider I had to sell my care, and I needed the help to get around. They are nice people and they come and help me a lot.”

Helen R.

“I am a current client of this provider It is important for my mother to have someone to help her get up in the morning. I like that they are good at communicating with me and their caregiver are reliable and kind.”

Bronwyn F.

“I am a past client of this provider They were performing things I couldn't do. They were professional and did a good job.”

Cathy T.

“I am a current client of this provider I had an incident where it's hard for me to get around, and they do the extra effort to get me around. I have a wheelchair, and they can put it in the car. They are friendly and willing and get the job done, and there were no conflicts. We hit it off.”

Paul R.

“I am a current client of this provider It has been excellent help for both me and my husband. I have medical issues that required extra help. Having them alleviates me so I can rest. I like that they are always there and the people that have come to my house are efficient.”


“I am a current client of this provider They have a huge impact. They help the most by driving us since I do not drive. They also help change the bedding and make the bed since it is difficult for us to do. I think that they have been excellent. I am very fond of the person I am assigned to.”

Diana A.

“I am a current client of this provider We wouldn't be doing better without them. They are taking care of me and my husband very well. They make food for us and clean our house.”


“I am a current client of this provider They do a good job at finding caregivers that are good with my grandmother. They try really hard to be accommodating to our needs.”

Jeanne A.

“I am a current client of this provider I think they help the most by keeping my place neat, tidy, and clean. They are prompt, reliable, and appealing.”

Ann M.

“I am a current client of this provider They could make my life easier by helping me with making meals, running errands, and keeping me company. I like that I have somebody here for me.”

Theresa B.

“I am a past client of this provider They helped me with things I could not do on my own after my surgery. The caregivers were proactive, nice, and professional.”

Wendy K.

“I am a current client of this provider I get to go to work every day, which is pretty important. I like when someone doesn't come in, or if they call out, they will find someone else to come in immediately. It is rare that I have to leave work to come home.”

Sue V.

“I am a past client of this provider They were good with the care that they gave my wife. They were good at getting here on time, and the care that was given.”


“I am a current client of this provider They select good people to send out, and they are in touch with the caregivers. The caregiver is really the one that makes the impact and helps me. They provided very efficient and well-informed people for me.”


“Always Best Care was there with caring, knowledgeable staff, ready to meet me and discuss all of the care options available, including in-home care, local facilities, etc. They know their stuff and are kind and patient with great follow-through!”

Jessie H.

“I am a past client of this provider Always Best Care was there with caring, knowledgeable staff, ready to meet me and discuss all of the care options available, including in-home care, local facilities, etc. They know their stuff and are kind and patient with great follow-through!”


“I am a current client of this provider I am very fortunate to have always best care available to help my mother continue living at home. Caregivers were/are reliable and caring. Provides ease of mind knowing my mom has help. Agency responded very positively yto changing needs!”

Don J.

“I am a current client of this provider We’ve hired Always Best Care twice a week to bathe my husband. Everything has been fine. My husband is a very difficult client, and we have been getting the job done with hardly any cooperation from him. I am satisfied. They have done the job that I needed, so everything is fine.”


What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Boulder, CO?


Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.


When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.


The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.


At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one gets older, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

 Senior Care Boulder, CO

Types of Elderly Care in Boulder, CO

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

Respite Care Boulder, CO
Home Helper

Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
 Caregivers Boulder, CO
Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting Eben G. Fine Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
Home Care Boulder, CO
Respite Care

Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local Frasca Food and Wine or visit Boulder Historic Jaycees Depot, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

 In-Home Care Boulder, CO

Benefits of Home Care in Boulder, CO

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

Request More Information vector

Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?

A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Boulder, CO, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors.

Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like a nursing home. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

 Elderly Care Boulder, CO

Affordable Care

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your CO's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.
Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.
Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.
 Senior Care Boulder, CO

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers.

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Boulder, CO understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.

Respite Care Boulder, CO

At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
 Caregivers Boulder, CO

At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Boulder
  • Sunrise of Boulder
  • Brookdale Meridian Boulder
  • Brookdale North Boulder
  • Brookdale Boulder Creek
  • Frasier Retirement Community
Home Care Boulder, CO

For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

 In-Home Care Boulder, CO

Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Always Best Care Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way


A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive


Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Boulder, CO 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

 Elderly Care Boulder, CO

Latest News in Boulder, CO

Snowstorm socks areas near Denver with feet of snow, most in years

A major, long-duration storm is ongoing near the Rockies and dumping heavy snow in Denver and the foothills and mountains to its west. The sprawling storm will affect not only Colorado: Winter weather alerts for snow stretch from the mountains of Arizona and New Mexico to Wyoming.Want to know how your actions can help make a difference for our planet? Sign up for the Climate C...

A major, long-duration storm is ongoing near the Rockies and dumping heavy snow in Denver and the foothills and mountains to its west. The sprawling storm will affect not only Colorado: Winter weather alerts for snow stretch from the mountains of Arizona and New Mexico to Wyoming.

Want to know how your actions can help make a difference for our planet? Sign up for the Climate Coach newsletter, in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday.

Through Thursday morning, snow amounts around Denver ranged from 3 to 10 inches, with up to 24 to 30 inches in higher elevations just to the west. The heaviest amounts are forecast in the mountains of Colorado, where some locations could see 4 feet. Amounts drop off quickly east of Denver, with very little snow accumulation as close as Denver International Airport, less than 20 miles from downtown.

Winter storm warnings are in effect in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs, where double-digit totals are predicted. Forecasts for parts of the region call for the most snow from a single storm since 2021.

More than 16,000 customers were without power from around Denver to near Colorado Springs early Thursday, according to the online tracker Colorado’s Department of Transportation reported that Interstate 70 was closed from Silverthorne to where it meets the western portion of State Highway 470 in the Denver metro area, as were numerous other roads in the region.

Here is a view of I-70 just west of Floyd Hill. REMINDER: I-70 IS CLOSED from Denver to Silverthorne. If you have to ask "How do I get there?", the answer is you can't. S1

— CSP Golden (@csp_golden) March 14, 2024

“Don’t travel into the foothills! If you do, be prepared to be stranded for an extended period of time,” the Weather Service warned. “In Boulder and Denver metro, difficult travel and many neighborhood streets may become impassable.”

The most significant impacts are in a zone from near Boulder to west of Colorado Springs. There, the storm is reaching “extreme” Level 5 out of 5 impacts, including dangerous travel; widespread closings of roads, schools and businesses; and a threat of power outages.

The storm system also unleashed strong winds from eastern New Mexico to western Oklahoma, generating a dangerous fire threat. Farther to the east and northeast, severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes and dropped baseball-size hail in northeastern Kansas. That threat spreads over a larger section of the Midwest on Thursday, spanning from Dallas to Ohio, with a strong tornado risk near and west of Little Rock.

The storm formed in the lee of the Rocky Mountains as the jet stream takes a sharp dip over the Intermountain West. As the storm strengthens, it continues to draw an abundance of moisture northward from the Gulf of Mexico.

This surge of moisture is a critical ingredient in the prolific snowfall.

So far, heavy, wet snow has focused from the Boulder and Denver area southward to around Colorado Springs and into the higher terrain to the west. Totals include:

The highest numbers can be found just west of the urban corridor:

The Weather Service is forecasting storm totals of 10 to 18 inches for Denver itself, and up to 2 feet in its western suburbs. In the mountains, a widespread 2 to 4 feet is anticipated.

After a lull following heavy snow overnight, additional totals of 5 to 10 inches were expected in Denver and up to another two feet in the mountains to the west, according to the Weather Service. Here are some forecasts for snow still to come:

Unlike in many places, late winter and early spring is prime time for snow in much of the Rockies and High Plains.

Brian Brettschneider, a climatologist based in Alaska, recently shared the image above on X, showing where March is the snowiest month of the year. Many of the locations threatened by this storm are included in areas of pink, where March ranks as either the snowiest or second-snowiest month.

Jason Samenow contributed to this report.

Boulder’s first hotel in years will open in May to revitalize University Hill

Boulder hasn’t seen a new hotel since 2018. While more than 20 hotels are scattered across the city, there is none in University Hill, one of the city’s main commercial districts.That’s about to change.After nearly a decade of work, the Moxy Boulder hotel is putting in final touches on its 189 rooms and building out the lobby as the city, developers and local businesses hope it will be a catalyst for revitalization in an area heavily dependent on the University of Colorado Boulder.Its debut is scheduled...

Boulder hasn’t seen a new hotel since 2018. While more than 20 hotels are scattered across the city, there is none in University Hill, one of the city’s main commercial districts.

That’s about to change.

After nearly a decade of work, the Moxy Boulder hotel is putting in final touches on its 189 rooms and building out the lobby as the city, developers and local businesses hope it will be a catalyst for revitalization in an area heavily dependent on the University of Colorado Boulder.

Its debut is scheduled May 8, the hotel’s management told the Denver Gazette.

The Hill is made up of bars, restaurants, a theater, and sorority and fraternity houses. The commercial district, about a 15-minute walk south from downtown, has sidewalks full of college students and construction workers.

Bringing a hotel to the area was one of the Top 10 priorities for business owners in the district, according to a 2018 city survey of Hill businesses.

“We need the hotel. We need the hotel. We need the hotel,” a survey response said.

“It's the one site where something can happen to change the current dynamic,” said another.

Business on the Hill has been stagnant and its primary customers are college students, said Mark Heinritz, co-owner of Boulder’s oldest restaurant, The Sink, located one block from the new hotel.

When students leave for winter or summer break, so do most of the customers.

“The hotel will bring in an instant change of demographic,” Heinritz said.

The Moxy Boulder hotel on 1253 Pleasant Street will have 5,300 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space and 10,000 square feet of retail. It was developed by Denver-based development firms BMC Investments and Nichols Partnership and will be operated by Tennessee-based Vision Hospitality Group.

“The Hill has been in decline for a while,” said BMC Investments CEO Matt Joblon. “When you start to study the opportunity there, you realize that one of the largest universities in the United States does not have a hotel that serves at its front door.”

Moxy Boulder will have rooms for typical university guests, such as parents, prospective students, visiting professors or sports teams. Joblon said it also aims to attract technology professionals coming to the growing scientific hub or outdoor enthusiasts visiting the Rocky Mountains during the summer.

Moxy is a newer banner under Marriott. The hotel conglomerate first introduced it in 2014 as a boutique chain for millennials.

But recently, it's been expanding toward targeting guests between 26 and 76 years old, said Matt Swisher, general manager of Moxy Boulder. More specially, those “young at heart,” he said.

Instead of a standard front desk, Swisher said guests will check in at the bar and get a free cocktail on the house, adding the hotel’s decor was inspired by the Flatirons and Boulder’s natural scenery with an “elevated” aesthetic of natural stone and earth tones.

Rooms will be modern, minimalist and smaller than the average hotel room. Hotel “suites” with views of the foothills are the size of a standard room, Swisher said. The ground floor will have a lounge room, outdoor patio, bar, Aviano Coffee café and Denver’s Michelin Bib-Gourmand award-winning restaurant Mister Oso.

This hotel is designed to get guests out of their room, Swisher said, and then toward businesses up the Hill.

“That's the Moxy brand,” he added. “It's all about communal space and that sense of community not only for our hotel guests, but for the locals around.”

The city began exploring bringing a hotel and a convention center to the Hill in the early 2000s.

But there’s not much available land in the area.

“We're talking about infill redevelopment,” said Boulder Community Vitality Director Cris Jones. “There were preexisting uses on the parcels that have been developed before. And in assembling those parcels there was a lot of work that had to be done in partnership with the business community and the city.”

The developers had to assemble three separate plots of land from different owners, including the city of Boulder. The site was home to many beloved local businesses, which were offered a relocation fund to move elsewhere.

View all of our newsletters.

Of the 19 businesses that got relocation support, six stayed on the Hill and seven stayed in the city, according to Jones. Others moved elsewhere in the county or into a second existing location.

When Denver-based BMC Investments got involved nearly a decade ago, Joblon said he thought it would take four or five years to bring one to the area.

Not how long it has.

Many in the hotel development industry wouldn’t take on a project like this because investors can have a “short-minded” approach and this requires serious commitment because of Boulder’s comprehensive development standards, Joblon said.

After assembling the land, Joblon said a major setback was having a new City Council in power with different desires for the project, and they had to design the hotel from scratch several times.

Zoning and design took nearly seven years, the developer said. And the project broke ground in the midst of the pandemic, when construction costs soared and the future of the hotel industry seemed uncertain.

When the pandemic shook the hospitality industry, it made the Boulder hotel’s developers rethink how it would be a gathering place for the community.

A lot of focus is on activating the courtyard and having the businesses on site spill outdoors. Filling the retail space shifted primarily to attracting food or beverages businesses, Joblon said.

“The thing that I've learned with hotels is you can't really be successful with restaurants and a hotel unless the community accepts it and wants to be there and is always going back there.” Joblon said. “You just can’t financially succeed.”

The Moxy is not the only hotel coming to the Hill.

On the other side of Broadway, part of the CU Boulder campus, a construction crane soars working on a conference center and 250-room Limelight hotel set to open in 2025.

Many companies and nonprofits in Boulder host annual galas or fundraisers, but they would have to go to Denver or Longmont because there isn’t enough space in the city, said Visit Boulder Director of Sales Fig Wirkler.

With the Moxy, Limelight and CU conference center, meeting space in Boulder will grow significantly, Wirkler said. It’ll not only attract new large events but keep some in the city, as well.

Once both hotels are open and fully operating — sometime in 2026 — the city expects more than 220,000 more people on the Hill a year, Wirkler said.

It’ll be especially important during the summer months, when group and leisure business peaks for Boulder but students leave the Hill, she added.

“The Hill doesn't get to see a lot of the love that downtown sees during the summer months … It’ll be a big difference,” Wirkler said.

The city is considering how to rebrand the district with the opening of the new hotels, committee leaders of the University Hill Commercial Area Management Commission discussed in a public meeting on Tuesday.

“When people come to these new hotels and this conference center in particular, if they have a bad first impression, it's not a good thing,” Visit Boulder CEO Charlene Hoffman told the committee.

She pointed to broken sidewalks, leaning lamp posts, bikers racing down the Hill, confusing roads and homelessness, which could hurt first impressions of meeting planners skilled at evaluating which locations are suitable for hosting events of 800 to 1,000 people.

“We need to show up in a very strong way when this comes out,” Hoffman said.

The committee discussed adding better signs for people to navigate the area, beautifying the space with murals and better lighting and beginning serious conversations about what the community wants to be known for.

Improvements will happen, but maintenance also needs to happen, committee Chair Ted Rockwell said.

“One of the things that the Hill has struggled with is to have enough revenue to keep a stasis of presentability,” Rockwell said.

Visit Boulder is in the early stages of potentially creating a hotel improvement district, where guests would pay a tax that would go toward a fund supporting all Boulder hotels. It could help the tourism agency use less of its budget toward marketing the hotels and more into things like improving the Hill, the agency’s CEO, Charlene Hoffman, told the committee.

The idea has support from the local hotel industry, she said, but it’s still a long ways away.

After nearly 20 years of talking about it and 10 years of development, the community is anticipating the hotels to breathe new life into the neighborhood and is looking toward the next step forward.

“The Hill has just been neglected for the longest time and these hotels are finally now doing what we need to do, which is to put the spotlight on the Hill,” committee vice-chair Andrew Shoemaker said. “Now, everybody's got to pay attention.”

Winter Storm Warning issued for Denver, Boulder as snowstorm could dump foot of snow on Front Range

DENVER – A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Denver and Boulder areas as a potent storm system moving into ...

DENVER – A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Denver and Boulder areas as a potent storm system moving into Colorado and the Front Range from the Northwest is expected to dump heavy snow across the region that will likely lead to numerous travel issues, especially along the Interstate 25 and Interstate 70 urban corridors.

Back-to-back storms are bringing rain and snow to the Pacific Northwest, and forecasters have been eyeing the second system as being the most impactful storm for Colorado and Utah in the Intermountain West.


Watch: Exclusive FOX Model Futuretrack shows winter storm impacting Rockies, including Denver

The exclusive FOX Model Futuretrack shows a powerful winter storm impacting the Rockies, including cities such as Denver and Boulder in Colorado.

The FOX Forecast Center is tracking the potential for 8-12 inches of snow for the Denver metro, with more than a foot possible in Boulder.

In the mountains west of the I-25 urban corridor, snow accumulations between 1 and 2 feet, with locally up to 3 feet, are possible through Thursday with winds gusting up to 35 mph.

With heavy snow in the forecast, winter weather alerts are in place across the region from Idaho and northeastern Nevada to Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.

(FOX Weather)

Winter Storm Watches extend from Cheyenne in Wyoming south along I-25 through Estes Park, Denver and Trinidad in Colorado.

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for Aspen, Vail and Buena Vista in Colorado.

After a warmer and dry start to the week with high temperatures for Denver in the mid-60s, the winter storm will move in, dropping temperatures to near or below freezing on Wednesday night.


The storm is expected to create dangerous travel conditions along interstates 25, 70 and 80.

(FOX Weather)

Travel on I-25 could be impacted by periods of heavy snow, causing low visibility on Thursday. Drivers should make sure their vehicles are winter-ready.


The heaviest snow is likely to fall on Thursday. But the storm will be affecting both the Wednesday evening and Thursday morning commutes, and could possibly bring the highest snow totals of the season.

Denver far behind on snow, but March is Mile High City's snowiest month

This round of snow could help Colorado make up its snowpack.

Denver has picked up less than 30 inches of snow this winter, far below the typical 52 inches it would receive in an average season. Last week, Denver saw 0.3 inches of snow, while areas in the Colorado Plains near Akron received more than 5 inches.

March is typically the snowiest month of the year in Denver, so it's not uncommon for the Mile High City's biggest snowstorms to occur this late in the season.

The last time Denver received at least 6 inches of snow in a single day was Dec. 28, 2022, when 6.4 inches piled up. It's been nearly three years (March 14, 2021) since Denver saw more than 10 inches of snow in a day during a winter storm.

Hundreds of Colorado schools closed Thursday; some closed Friday

Denver, Douglas County, Cherry Creek and Jeffco schools will also be closed Friday, the districts said.DENVER — Hundreds of schools, businesses and government offices are closed Thursday while a strong spring snowstorm impacts Colorado, and some are also closed Friday.Denver Public Schools, Cherry Creek Schools, Douglas County School District, Jeffco Public Schools, and Boulder Valley School District are among the districts closed Thursday due to...

Denver, Douglas County, Cherry Creek and Jeffco schools will also be closed Friday, the districts said.

DENVER — Hundreds of schools, businesses and government offices are closed Thursday while a strong spring snowstorm impacts Colorado, and some are also closed Friday.

Denver Public Schools, Cherry Creek Schools, Douglas County School District, Jeffco Public Schools, and Boulder Valley School District are among the districts closed Thursday due to the snow.

Denver, Douglas County, Cherry Creek and Jeffco schools will also be closed Friday, the districts said.

The University of Colorado closed its campuses in Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs Thursday. Many Colorado community colleges are also closed Thursday.

> See the full list of closures and delays.

Two large districts, Poudre School District and Aurora Public Schools, are on spring break this week.

A winter weather storm system arrived in Colorado Wednesday evening and will continue to impact the state on Thursday and Friday.

FORECAST: Full forecastCLOSURES: Full list of closuresALERTS: Latest Colorado weather alerts

RELATED: More than 800 flights canceled at Denver's airport as snowstorm hits Colorado

RELATED: How much snow will Colorado get? Winter Storm Warning issued for Denver

SUGGESTED VIDEOS: Snow in Colorado

Watch more from 9NEWS on the free 9NEWS+ app for Roku and Fire TV.

9NEWS+ has multiple live daily shows including 9NEWS Mornings, Next with Kyle Clark and 9NEWS+ Daily, an original streaming program. 9NEWS+ is where you can watch live breaking news, weather updates, and press conferences. You can also replay recent newscasts and find videos on demand of our top stories, local politics, investigations and Colorado specific features.

Best Rock Climbing Spots in Boulder

When you hear the name, Boulder, Colorado, you can’t help but conjure up thoughts of larger rock formations of staggering heights, both smoothed and carved – perfect for climbing. Well, that’s just what the town of Boulder is, from the pronounced Flatirons that greet you as you enter the town to Boulder Canyon, it’s a mecca for rock climbing and bouldering.There’s a reason why so many flock north on Highway 36 from Denver for their vertical adventures. Boulder County is a hotbed for a variety of rock such...

When you hear the name, Boulder, Colorado, you can’t help but conjure up thoughts of larger rock formations of staggering heights, both smoothed and carved – perfect for climbing. Well, that’s just what the town of Boulder is, from the pronounced Flatirons that greet you as you enter the town to Boulder Canyon, it’s a mecca for rock climbing and bouldering.

There’s a reason why so many flock north on Highway 36 from Denver for their vertical adventures. Boulder County is a hotbed for a variety of rock such as granite, Dakota sandstone, and quartzite – just to name a few. Climbers will also find a variety of disciplines to challenge themselves with, from sport and traditional to bouldering and even ice climbing.

No matter your climbing style or ability, Boulder, CO offers plenty of opportunities to seek new heights and gain new perspectives with plenty of excellent options. Here are a few we think are worth a mention.

Boulder Canyon

Minutes from downtown, Boulder Canyon offers a varying collection of granite playgrounds along a windy 12-mile road. With a mix of sport, top rope, and trad climbing, plus stunning scenery, it is easy to see why this area one of the favorites for locals and visitors alike to climb. Crags are easy to come by and are accessible via multiple pullouts along the road.

The rock type is granite, and mostly textured but smooth in other places, so it is important to wear technical climbing pants that are well-designed, versatile, and breathable.

A nearby canyon, known as Dream Canyon has also become popular for climbing parties. Offering a good variety of sport and traditional climbs, you will find a majority of the climbs at the Lost Angel route and Dream Dome.

Eldorado Canyon State Park

As one of the finest specimens for rock climbing in Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park is a well-known spot for vertical adventure seekers. It’s home to one of the most accessible and complete rock climbing areas in the world. With sheer rock faces of brilliant Fountain Formation sandstone standing up to 700 feet tall, it is easy to see why this area is a favorite amongst the climbing community.

This state park consists of two distinct areas, the Inner Canyon and Crescent Meadows (the underdeveloped area). There is ample opportunity for beginners to improve their confidence level while there is plenty of chances for the more experienced climbers to test their skills. From the largest cliff in the park – Redgarden Wall to beginner routes such as Calypso and Wind Tower, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The Flatirons

For many when you think Boulder, you think Flatirons. As the centerpiece of Boulder’s open space, these pronounced rock formations are the pinnacle of rock climbing in Boulder. Resting along the east side of the Green Mountains, there are five Flatirons ranging from the north to the south, numbered one through five. With three main climbing areas, the Flatirons North, Flatirons, Central, and Flatirons South, there are distinct differences

The north includes traditional rocks like what you will discover in the Amphitheatre in Gregory Canyon. Climbers will find shorter sport routes and longer trad routes that will bring you close to unforgettable views. The central area stretches from Bear Canyon to the Ironing Boards. Here climbers will find a decent amount of trad and a little bit of sport climbing. Finally, the south region offers the longest climb in the area and is also home to approachable slabs for beginners.

With its breathtaking scenery and a multitude of climbing areas, Boulder, CO is the go-to for those seeking a thrill on the rock. So, grab your climbing packs and scale the walls of some of the most epic routes in Colorado.


This website publishes news articles that contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The non-commercial use of these news articles for the purposes of local news reporting constitutes "Fair Use" of the copyrighted materials as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law.