Dry Creek Trailhead
People enjoy open space for physical, emotional and mental health. Remember to always be courteous. Don't forget to:
- Plan visits ahead of time and don’t park illegally at full trailhead areas.
- Remember to “keep the space in open space.” Maintain 6 feet of distance from people not in your household.
- Leave No Trace. Stay on trail and walk through mud. If you step off trail to let others pass, immediately step back on trail.
- Protect first responders. Know your limits and don’t take unnecessary risks.
- 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.
Baseline Road, east of Baseline Reservoir and west of 75th Street.
Please check for Trail & Area Closures.
You are responsible for knowing and complying with all closures and OSMP rules & regulations.
Parking lot at the trailhead
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.
Dry Creek Trail is a one mile trail running through grasslands east of Boulder and attracts many dog walkers. The trail crosses prairie and parallels a creek.
An RTD bus passes very close to this trailhead. Learn about Taking the Bus to OSMP.
This area is identified as being popular with people using wheelchairs. See the Accessible Trails Page for details.
No facilities available.
One picnic table.
Bicycles are not allowed on Dry Creek Trail.
Learn about bringing your dog to OSMP. All dogs must be leashed in the Trailhead Leash Area. Beyond the trailhead, 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. Be aware that the trail passes near prairie dog habitat. It is illegal for your pet to chase the wildlife. Dog excrement removal is required by law.
Allowed on most trails. Off-trail riding is discouraged to protect rare plants and wildlife habitat. Learn more about riding your horse on OSMP.
Prairie dog and raptor nesting habitat.