Lodgers along 36 corridor post highest occupancy rate in region

Lodging facilities along the U.S. Highway 36 corridor between Boulder and Denver recorded a 90.1 percent occupancy rate during June, the best rate among cities and areas in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado for the second straight month, according to the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association.

The association’s monthly Rocky Mountain Lodging Report revealed occupancy rates for June of 88.8 percent in Greeley, 86.1 percent in Loveland, 85.9 percent in Boulder, 85.3 percent in Longmont, 81 percent in Fort Collins and 78.4 percent in Estes Park.

Lodgers in Greeley had the lowest average daily room rate in June at $110, followed by Fort Collins, $134; Loveland, $137; Longmont, $143; U.S. Highway 36 corridor, $160; Boulder, $203; and Estes Park, 215.

Statewide, lodgers posted an occupancy rate for June of 82 percent and an average room rate of $161.