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Basic Trail Information

Basic Trail Information

City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks has 145 miles of hiking trails!

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Trailhead Restroom Park Fee Location Bikes Dogs Nearby Trails
Bobolink No No West of intersection of Baseline and Cherryvale Roads S. Boulder Creek Trail & greenways except between Baseline & EBCC Voice & Sight north of S. Boulder Rd., dogs prohibited south of S. Boulder Rd. South Boulder Creek, Centennial
Boulder Falls
Currently Closed  
No No 11 miles west of Boulder, on the north side of Boulder Canyon Drive (SR 119) between Boulder and Nederland No Dogs on leash only Boulder Creek Path
Boulder Valley Ranch Yes No One mile east of Hwy. 36 on Longhorn Rd. Eagle & Sage only Voice & sight on all trails except for Left Hand Eagle, Sage, Cobalt, Hidden Valley, Mesa Reservoir, Left Hand
Buckingham Park Picnic Area Yes No Intersection of Left Hand Canyon Rd. and Old Stage Rd. No Dogs on leash only  
Centennial Park Yes No South side of Sunshine Canyon, just west of Mount Sanitas Trailhead No Voice & Sight Mt. Sanitas, Sanitas Valley, Dakota Ridge, Red Rocks, Anemone Hill
Chapman Drive No No 4 miles up Boulder Canyon, 38471 Boulder Canyon Dr. Yes on Chapman Dr. only Leash required, Voice & Sight Tenderfoot, Rangerview, Boy Scout, Ute, Flagstaff
Chautauqua Meadow Yes No Chautauqua Park (Grant and Baseline streets, Boulder) No Voice & Sight Chautauqua, Mesa, Baseline, Bluebell-Baird, Royal Arch, Woods Quarry, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Flatiron Climbing Access Trails
Cherryvale No No 66 S. Cherryvale Rd., southwest of S. Boulder Rd. S. Boulder Creek Trail & greenways except between Baseline & EBCC Voice & sight on Cherryvale, north of S. Boulder Rd. Dogs prohibited south of S. Boulder Rd. on S. Boulder Creek South Boulder Creek, Cherryvale
Cottonwood No No 0.2 miles east of Diagonal Hwy. on Independence Rd. Cottonwood Voice & sight, dogs prohibited off trail in HCAs Cottonwood
Crown Rock No Yes approximately 2.1 miles up Flagstaff Rd. No Voice & Sight Crown Rock
Doudy Draw Yes Yes 1.8 miles west of Hwy 93 on Eldorado Springs Dr. Community Ditch, Doudy Draw, Flatirons Vista, Prairie Vista, Spring Brook Loop Voice & Sight, upper Doudy Draw dogs must be leashed seasonally. Spring Brook North & Fowler leashed, Spring Brook South & Goshawk Ridge dogs prohibited. Community Ditch, Doudy Draw, Flatirons Vista, Prairie Vista, Spring Brook Loop, Goshawk Ridge, Fowler
Dry Creek Yes No Baseline Rd., east of Baseline Reservoir and west of 75th Street Dry Creek Voice & Sight Dry Creek
Eagle No No 2.2 miles north of Jay Rd., on 51st Street Eagle and Sage only Voice & Sight on all trails except for Left Hand, leashed Eagle, Sage, Cobalt, Hidden Valley, Mesa Reservoir, Left Hand
Enchanted Mesa/McClintock No No Just south of Chautauqua Auditorium, at end of 12th street (south of Baseline Rd.) No bikes Voice & Sight. Dogs are not allowed on McClintock Trail Enchanted Mesa, McClintock, Mesa
Flagstaff Summit Yes Yes 3.4 miles up Flagstaff Road, 0.5 miles on Flagstaff Summit Road. Vehicular access May through October only. No bikes Voice & Sight. Dogs are not allowed on Boy Scout. Chapman Dr. leash required Flagstaff, Boy Scout, Plains Overlook, Ute, Range View, Tenderfoot, Chapman Dr.
Flatirons Vista Yes Yes 0.3 mile south of Hwy 128 on Hwy. 93 Flatirons Vista, Prairie Vista, Doudy Draw, Community Ditch, plus trails east of Hwy 93 Voice & Sight, upper Doudy Draw dogs must be leashed seasonally. Spring Brook North & Fowler leashed, Spring Brook South & Goshawk Ridge dogs prohibited. Flatirons Vista, Prairie Vista, Community Ditch, Doudy Draw, Spring Brook Loop, Goshawk Ridge; cross Hwy 93 at stoplight for Greenbelt Plateau, High Plains and Marshall Mesa
Foothills No No 0.4 mile north of Hwy 36 & Broadway on N. Foothills Hwy access road Foothills only Dogs prohibited north and west of Foothills Trail, voice & sight otherwise Foothills, Hogback Ridge, Eagle
Four-Mile Creek No No 0.3 mile west of Broadway on Lee Hill Rd. Foothills only Dogs must be on a hand-held leash Foothills, Old Kiln, Wonderland Lake
Greenbelt Plateau No Yes 0.1 mile east of Hwy 93 on Hwy 128 Community Ditch, Greenbelt Plateau, Marshall Mesa, High Plains Voice & Sight with seasonal leash on Greenbelt Plateau, High Plains leash required Greenbelt Plateau, High Plains, Community Ditch, Marshall Mesa
Gregory Canyon Yes Yes West end of Baseline Road; south on Gregory Canyon Trailhead access road No bikes Voice & Sight, seasonal leash on upper Gregory Canyon, Saddle Rock & Amphitheater. Dogs prohibited upper EM Greenman & Long Canyon Gregory Canyon, Saddle Rock, Bluebell-Baird, Amphitheater, Flagstaff, Crown Rock, Green Mountain, Ranger, EM Greenman
Left Hand No No 1.0 mile east of Hwy 36 on Neva Road Left Hand Trail Dogs must be on leash on trail, prohibited off trail. Eagle, Sage, Cobalt, Hidden Valley, Mesa Reservoir
Marshall Mesa No Yes East of the junction of Highway 93 and Marshall Road. Marshall Valley, Community Ditch, Coal Seam, Greenbelt Plateau, Cowdrey Draw Voice & Sight. Seasonal leash on Greenbelt Plateau, leash required on Cowdrey Draw. Community Ditch, Marshall Mesa, Marshall Valley, Greenbelt Plateau, Coal Seam, Cowdrey Draw
Mount Sanitas No No 0.5 mile west of 4th St. on Mapleton Ave. No bikes Voice & Sight Sanitas Valley, Mt. Sanitas, E. Ridge, Dakota Ridge
NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) Yes No West end of Table Mesa Drive, at NCAR No bikes. No horses on NCAR property Dogs must be on a hand-held leash on NCAR property. Voice & Sight, leash required on Bear Canyon, Bear Peak West Ridge & Green Bear NCAR, Mesa, Skunk Canyon, Mallory Cave, Bear Canyon, Bear Peak West Ridge, Green Bear, Fern Canyon
Panorama Point Yes Yes This pulloff is located approximately 0.5 miles up Flagstaff Road. No Voice & Sight Flagstaff Road, Flagstaff Trail, Viewpoint Trail
Realization Point No Yes 3.4 miles up Flagstaff Road at its junction with Flagstaff Summit Road. No bikes Voice & Sight, leash required on Chapman Dr. Ute, Range View, Tenderfoot, Chapman Dr., Ranger, EM Greenman
Sawhill Ponds Yes No East of the Boulder city limits on the west side of 75th Street, 0.6 mile north of Valmont Road. No bikes Dogs must be leashed at all times west of the main parking lot. Voice and sight control east of the parking lot Sawhill Ponds
Settlers Park/Red Rocks No No West end of Pearl St. at its junction with Canyon Blvd. No bikes Voice & Sight Red Rocks Trail
Shanahan Ridge No No Southwest end of Hardscrabble Lane (no public parking) No bikes Voice & Sight, Lower Big Bluestem leash required, Upper Big Bluestem Voice & Sight Mon-Fri, leash required Sat & Sun Shanahan, Mesa, Fern Canyon, Big Bluestem
South Boulder Creek- West No Yes 0.5 miles north of Eldorado Springs Drive on Hwy 93 No bikes Voice & Sight. Lower Big Bluestem leash required, Upper Big Bluestem Voice & Sight Mon-Fri, leash required Sat & Sun. Greenbriar Connector dogs prohibited Big Bluestem, S. Boulder Creek, Mesa, Greenbriar Connector
South Mesa Yes Yes 1.7 miles west of Hwy 93 on Eldorado Springs Drive No Bikes Voice & Sight. Towhee dogs prohibited. Upper Big Bluestem Voice & Sight Mon-Fri, leash required Sat & Sun, Lower Big Bluestem leash required year round Mesa, Towhee, Homestead, Big Bluestem, S. Boulder Creek, Shadow Canyon, S. Boulder Peak and Bear Peak via Shadow Canyon
Teller Farms- North No No 2 miles east of 75th on Valmont Road E. Boulder Trail only Voice & Sight south of Valmont, dogs prohibited north of Valmont, dogs must be leashed within 100 yds of Teller Lake shoreline East Boulder Trail
Teller Farms- South Yes No 1.0 mile east of 75th on Arapahoe Road E. Boulder Trail only Voice & Sight, dogs must be leashed within 100 yards of Teller Lake shoreline East Boulder Trail
White Rocks No No 1.5 mile north of Valmont Rd on 95th E. Boulder Trail only Dogs prohibited East Boulder Trail
Wonderland Lake No No 4201 North Broadway, across from Sumac Wonderland Lake, Foothills only Dogs must be on a hand-held leash Wonderland Lake, Foothills, Old Kiln

 

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