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Team Dinner


(courtesy NASA)

*** Due to the devastating floods in Boulder and our foothills, the Messenger Team Dinner, scheduled at the Gold Hill Inn has been moved to the Boulderado’s Mezzanine. ***

Thursday, Oct 3
6:30 pm
Dinner $59 (plus $4.24 Eventbrite ticket fee). Price includes dinner, tea and coffee, tip, and tax. Cash bar for other beverages. Dinner will be a buffet. Clarify special dietary needs during registration.

There is only one road accessible into our mountains, and they are currently restricting bus travel and can’t tell us when it will be allowed again…as well, the already lengthy bus trip would have been even longer. So, we moved our dinner to the Hotel Boulderado’s Mezzanine. It is lovely in it’s own right and you’ll be on site already so it’s more convenient. We are ordering one of their better buffets (to make up for the change) and those who registered special dietary needs will be taken care of as well. Still a cash bar.

Registration closed last Friday. However, we will open up registration again through this Wednesday, 25th in case some of you want to change your dinner status. Hopefully, more will join us. But, if you want to cancel instead, you will need to email Laura Bloom to process your refund (

Register for the team dinner through the Registration page.


Parking at the Boulderado:  Use their valet for $1.25/hour or use one of several downtown parking garages for the same price. On-street parking is the same price, but limited on time. After 7pm it’s free. (Overnight guest parking is $10/night unlimited in/out)


Cars are allowed on Sunshine Canyon up to the Gold Hill Inn, if you’d like to go up another time on your own for dinner or to enjoy their rustic bar for a nighcap.

The Gold Hill Inn is in an old mining town about 40 minutes from Boulder in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Gold Hill Inn








DIRECTIONS:  Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St  Gold Hill, CO, (303) 443-6461.
From Hotel Boulderado  – About 40 minutes by car
The only way to get there right now is: Mapleton Ave. out of Boulder heading west approximately six miles bear left at the fork in the road and continue 4 miles on the dirt road to Gold Hill

Boulderado to Gold Hill Inn Google Map PDF

1. Head north on 13th St toward Pine St  (266 ft)
2. Take the 1st left onto Pine St. (384 ft)
3. Take the 1st right onto Broadway (381 ft)
4. Take the 1st left onto Mapleton Ave. (0.6 mi)
5. Continue onto Sunshine Canyon Dr. – Name might not be posted (9.3 mi)
6. Continue onto Horsfall St.- Name might not be posted (0.2 mi)
7. Continue onto Main St
Destination will be on the left (374 ft)