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Dr. Hern’s office is located at 1130 Alpine Avenue, just across the street from Boulder Community Hospital near the corner of Broadway and Alpine. This intersection is bounded on the east side by a small shopping center. Downtown Boulder, with its shops and hotels, lies six blocks to the south.
Reach Boulder from downtown Denver (also Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Pueblo, Colorado Springs), take I-25 north to U.S. 36 (the Boulder Turnpike) and head northwest for 20 miles. You will pass the suburb of Westminster and the towns of Broomfield and Louisville on the north side of U.S. 36. As you arrive in Boulder, U.S. 36 becomes the “Boulder Bypass” heading north; it is also 28th Street within Boulder. Some of the hotels to which we will refer you lie along this route.
Reach Boulder Abortion Clinic from 28th street (U.S. 36), turn west off 28th street (for flat landers that means that you head toward the mountains!) at any of the following streets: Arapahoe, Canyon, Pearl, or Valmont. The simplest route is to turn left onto Canyon Boulevard (3rd light after Hwy. 36 enters town) and follow it to Broadway (7 lights). Turn right on Broadway and go about 10 blocks through the downtown business district of Boulder to Alpine Avenue. Turn left onto Alpine Avenue. The third building on the south (left) side of the street is Dr. Hern’s office, Boulder Abortion Clinic. Park on the west side of the office and come in.
Arriving by Car From Neighboring States
The major highways leading to Boulder are:
- Utah – I-70 to US 6 then Colo. 93 or I-70 to I-25 North to US 36 to Boulder.
- Wyoming – I-25 to US 36 to Boulder or I-25 to Colo. 66 to Hover Road, south to Colo. 119 (“the ‘Diagonal'”) to Iris Street to Broadway, turn left at Broadway, south to Alpine.
- New Mexico – I-25 to US 36 to Boulder.
- Nebraska – I-80 to I-76 to I-25 to US 36.
- Kansas – I-70 to I-270 to I-25 to US 36
Coming from Denver International Airport (“DIA”) – approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes
If you are renting a car at DIA, the simplest thing to do is to follow Peña Boulevard to I-70, bear right at I-25, and immediately take the turnoff to Boulder via U.S. 36.
Boulder, Colorado is a university city and research center located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains about 25 miles northwest of Denver, the capitol of the state of Colorado. A major geographical feature is the presence of the beautiful Flatirons Mountains that rise up behind Boulder.
The climate of Boulder is generally mild, but some summer days can be quite warm, and Colorado winters can sometimes be challenging. If you are coming to us from far away (we get patients from all of North America, Europe, and South America), we can advise you on local weather conditions. We also encourage you to check http://www.theweatherchannel.com/ for current weather information.
Boulder is about a half-hour drive from downtown Denver, about one hour by car or taxi from Denver International Airport, about 1 1/2 hours from Cheyenne, and about the same driving time from Colorado Springs. If you come into Denver International Airport and do not chose to rent a car, then we recommend you come to Boulder via a regularly scheduled ground transportation company found at DIA. Coming from a foreign country or do not wish to use public transportation, we will be happy to arrange for a private limousine service to meet you and bring you promptly to Boulder.
Lodging (Boulder Approved Hotel List)
Boulder has a wide variety of highly satisfactory lodging facilities ranging from inexpensive motels and cabins to luxurious bed-and-breakfast and first class hotels a few blocks from Dr. Hern’s office. We can help you arrange for accommodations that suit your budget and taste.
Along with innumerable coffee and sandwich shops, Boulder has some of the finest ethnic and gourmet restaurants in the Rocky Mountain region.
The heart of Boulder, just up the hill from the downtown business area, is the University of Colorado, one of the great universities of the world. Starting at the University, there are many first-rate cultural activities in Boulder. The downtown Mall is a few blocks’ stroll from Dr. Hern’s office, and for those who are staying for a few days, the Boulder City Parks in nearby mountains are pleasant to visit in good weather.
For more information about Boulder attractions and lodging, visit the Insider’s Guide to Boulder, on the web.
Although Dr. Hern and Boulder Abortion Clinic have been the frequent targets of anti-abortion demonstrations in the past because of Dr. Hern’s leadership in this area, demonstrations have become quite infrequent. This could be because anti-abortion demonstrators have learned that Boulder is the most pro-choice community in the United States and that Dr. Hern is not someone who is intimidated by terrorist tactics. It is not likely that you will encounter any anti-abortion activity at Boulder Abortion Clinic. However if you do, give us a call from a few blocks away and we will get you safely into the office without having to deal with the demonstrators.
- Dr. Hern Portrait Courtesy of Photographer, Eric Lars Bakke
- Portrait of Dr. Hern (c Eric Lars Bakke 2004)
- Photo of Flatirons Courtesy of Photographer, John Ward