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Dry Creek Trailhead

Dry Creek Trailhead

OSMP Alerts

Winter conditions 

Winter conditions exist across open space! 

  • Trails may be icy & slick. 
  • Wear appropriate gear, such as traction devices for your shoes/boots.
  • Do not walk on ice-covered lakes and ponds.

COVID-19 

People enjoy open space for physical, emotional and mental health. Remember to always be courteous. Don't forget: 

  • Only recreate with household members.
  • Wear a face covering when passing others. 
  • Stay on trail/walk through mud. Avoid stepping on vegetation. 
  • 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

Baseline Road, east of Baseline Reservoir and west of 75th Street.

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

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 Dry Creek Trail Map pdf

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.

BUS CONNECTIONS

An RTD bus passes very close to this trailhead. Learn about Taking the Bus to OSMP.

ACCESSIBILITY

This area is identified as being popular with people using wheelchairs. See the Accessible Trails Page for details.

RESTROOMS

No facilities available.

PICNIC FACILITIES

One picnic table.

BIKE REGULATIONS

Bicycles are not allowed on Dry Creek Trail.

DOG REGULATIONS

Dry Creek Dog Regulations Map

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.

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

Prairie dog and raptor nesting habitat.