Boulder, Utah

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Boulder is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, 27 miles (44 km) northeast of Escalante on Utah Scenic Byway 12 at its intersection with the Burr Trail. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 180, a modest increase over the 1990 figure of 126.

Boulder, quite isolated until the Civilian Conservation Corps built a road from Escalante, did not get electric power until 1947. The town marks the western terminus of Burr Trail, a mostly paved road that runs eastward through spectacular red rock country to the Waterpocket Fold in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The town features several good restaurants, the famed Hell's Backbone Grill on the grounds of Boulder Mountain Lodge, and Anasazi Indian State Park.



Boulder is located at 37°55′28″N 111°25′34″W / 37.92444°N 111.42611°W / 37.92444; -111.42611 (37.924329, -111.426240),[3] near Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 20.9 square miles (54.2 km²), none of which is covered with water. Boulder also has many sandstone formations, such as small mountains and slopes.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 180 people, 65 households, and 41 families residing in the town. The population density was 8.6 people per square mile (3.3/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 4.9/sq mi (1.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.67% White, 1.11% Asian, 0% African American, 0% Native American, 0% Pacific Islander, 0% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

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