Boulder Creek Path

Colorado

Boulder Creek Path Facts

States: Colorado
Counties: Boulder
Length: 7 miles
Trail end points: Boulder Canyon Dr./SR 119 and Valmont Rd. and 55th St.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6566808
Trail activites: Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Boulder Creek Path Description

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.

Trail connections can be made to the Goose Creek Greenway and South Boulder Creek Path near the Boulder Creek Path's eastern end, allowing for much longer journeys throughout the city and Boulder County.

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.

Boulder Creek Path Reviews

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 parts. Thats good because it is heavily used. The creek is by your side the whole way. When you get to the canyon, it starts to climb as you head west. Go as far as you are comfortable.

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 park, you can make a 22-mile East Boulder Loop.

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