Boulder Star Area Closed
The City of Boulder invites you to view the Boulder Star from afar at other open space locations. The Boulder Star area remains closed. Visitors who enter the closure area can face a fine of up to $1,000.
The City of Boulder will open the new 3-mile Anemone Loop Trail west of downtown Boulder on Friday, Nov. 19.
Because work is still occurring along the trail, Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) will open the trail each day after 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday to help the community enjoy the new 3-mile trail loop. The Anemone Loop Trail will remain closed from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday while trail work occurs. When the trail is open, city regulations will require visitors to “stay on trail” and not walk off the path, which creates undesignated, unmaintained trails that can harm sensitive wildlife habitats.
OSMP began construction of the Anemone Loop Trail in May 2020 and anticipates completing construction of the trail in early 2022 – weather permitting. The construction of the Anemone Loop Trail included:
OSMP designed the new Anemone Loop Trail with sustainable trail building principles, which seek to minimize trail erosion over time and limit natural resource impacts that may come from trail construction. These principles include:
The city’s West Trail Study Area Plan called for the construction of the Anemone Loop Trail and OSMP has been planning this project as part of its Capital Improvement Program budgets for several years. The building of the new loop trail also has included the restoration of native vegetation and the closure of undesignated, unmaintained trails to help protect sensitive wildlife habitats.