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Crown Rock Trailhead

Crown Rock Trailhead

Boulder Star area on Flagstaff Mountain is closed

The Boulder Star area on Flagstaff Mountain IS CLOSED to prevent gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic and because of ecological and safety concerns in the area. Visitors entering the Boulder Star closure area on Flagstaff Mountain can face up to a $1,000 fine or 90 days in jail. Learn more. Follow these other important recreation guidelines:

  • Stay home if you are sick or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Only recreate with members of your own household. 
  • Always bring a face covering. Wear it when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance. 
  • Keep the space in open space! Always stay at least 6 feet from non-household visitors.
  • Visit OSMPTrails.org to see current trail closures, historical data that shows areas of high and low open space use and trails that are wider than 6 feet. See when trails are busiest through our Visitation Data Explorer.
  • Protect first responders. Know your limits and don’t take unnecessary risks.

LOCATION

Located approximately 2.1 miles up Flagstaff Road. Please note: the vehicle length limit for Flagstaff Road is 30 feet.

Please check for Trail & Area Closures.

Or view the interactive trail map (includes trail closures) and the interactive wildlife closures map

You are responsible for knowing and complying with all closures and OSMP rules & regulations.

PARKING

Parking lot at the trailhead, with parking fee. Information on parking permits & fees.

TRAILHEAD SAFETY

Please keep your car doors locked and your car windows rolled up at all times while leaving your vehicle parked at OSMP trailheads. Also consider leaving important valuables at home or take them with you while visiting open space. To report suspicious activity please call City of Boulder Dispatch 303-441-3333 or Boulder County Dispatch 303-441-4444. For crimes in progress, call 911 immediately.

TRAILS

View Crown Rock Area Trail Map pdf

Crown Rock Trail provides access to popular bouldering spots and eventually extends down into Gregory Canyon.

RESTROOMS

Facilities available.

PICNIC FACILITIES

Picnic facilities are available directly off of trail.

BIKE REGULATIONS

Bicycles are not allowed on this trail. Bicycles may be ridden only on those trails that are posted with the international bicycle symbol.

DOG REGULATIONS

Crown Rock Area Dog Regulations Map

Learn about bringing your dog to OSMP. All dogs must be leashed in the Trailhead Leash Area. Beyond the trailhead, dog control requirements vary from trail to trail, so carefully watch for dog regulation signs at trailheads and trail intersections. On most OSMP trails in this area, dogs must be on a hand-held leash at all times unless they meet the voice and sight control standard and display a City of Boulder Voice and Sight tag. Dog excrement removal is required by law.

HORSE REGULATIONS

Allowed on most trails. Off-trail riding is discouraged to protect rare plants and wildlife habitat. Learn more about riding your horse on OSMP.

WILDLIFE

Black bears and mountain lions inhabit this area. Many other wildlife species are common including birds of prey, mule deer and coyotes. White-tailed and mule deer are common. Red-tailed hawks, foxes and coyotes are sometimes seen.