Closely following its scenic namesake waterway for most of its journey, the popular Boulder Creek Path runs east from Boulder Canyon to the outskirts of the Valmont Reservoir. Its western end is dirt and gravel, which becomes paved as the trail enters the city and travels through downtown Boulder, community parks and the University of Colorado campus.
Parking and Trail Access
The Boulder Creek Path can be accessed from Eben G. Fine Park, near the trail's western end, as well as other parks along the way.
This year we started at Carpenter park and rode west on the trail through downtown and partway up the canyon. It passes CU, Boulder High, the courthouse, and runs right through the city. But every crossroad has an underpass, and the trail is wide in most ...
Starting at Carpenter Park, head east on Boulder Creek trail to the end at Arapahoe, then out and back on Wonderland and Cottonwood trails, then out and back on Goose Creek trail, then out and back on Skunk Creek and Bear Creek trails, then back to Carpenter ...