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Roadhouse Boulder Depot in April 2016

The Boulder Railroad Depot is a retired train depot in Boulder, Colorado. It was originally built in 1890 in downtown Boulder to serve as a depot for the Union Pacific railroad. The depot was built in a modified Richardson Romanesque style from native Boulder County stone. The depot operated as a train station at its original location until 1957, when a new depot opened and replaced it.[1]

The depot was purchased by a bus company and it functioned as a bus transit terminal until 1973, when the Boulder Jaycees' purchase saved it from demolition; it was moved it to a location near the original Boulder County, Colorado Fairgrounds. The efforts of the Boulder Jaycees and Historic Boulder, Inc. were instrumental in preserving the structure.[1]

In October 2008, the City of Boulder and the Colorado Regional Transportation District moved the depot again, this time to the site of a new, transit-oriented development on the east side of 30th Street.[2][3]

In December 2015, the depot reopened as a restaurant and bar named Roadhouse Boulder Depot, part of the Boulder Junction at Depot Square development.[4]

Preceding station   Union Pacific Railroad   Following station
TerminusDenver – Boulder
toward Denver


  1. ^ a b Monica Pratt. "It's Not the Train but the Station That Is Leaving". ersi. Retrieved 2012-12-15.
  2. ^ Vanessa Miller (2008-10-01). "Depot stalls traffic, nears new home". Colorado Daily. Archived from the original on 2008-11-21.
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  4. ^ "Try Roadhouse Boulder Depot | 5280". 5280. 2016-01-04. Retrieved 2018-08-28.

Coordinates: 40°01′30″N 105°15′03″W / 40.024923°N 105.250897°W / 40.024923; -105.250897