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Eagle Trailhead

Eagle Trailhead

LOCATION

Turn east from Highway 36, north of Boulder. The trailhead is about two miles north of Jay Road and west of North 55th 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.

TRAILS

View Eagle Area Trail Map pdf

Eagle Trail (2.6 mile from Eagle Trailhead to Mesa Reservoir) extends west through Boulder Valley Ranch to its terminus at the Foothills Trailhead. An easy loop is provided by taking the Eagle Trail to the Sage Trail (1.8 mile ). This trail also provides access to the Mesa Reservoir area and beyond to the Foothills Trailhead.

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

No picnic facilities.

BIKE REGULATIONS

Bicycles are allowed on the Eagle and Sage trails accessed from this trailhead. Bicycles may be ridden only on those trails that are posted with the international bicycle symbol. Other bike trails on OSMP.

DOG REGULATIONS

Boulder Valley Ranch 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

Horses are allowed on all trails. On-trail riding is encouraged to protect rare plants and wildlife habitat. Learn more about riding your horse on OSMP.

WILDLIFE

This trailhead is named for the large birds of prey that frequent the area and is a wonderful place to view our winter raptors -- bald and golden eagles and many kinds of hawks. Other wildlife includes prairie dogs, coyotes, foxes and snakes.

HISTORIC INFO

  • Boulder Valley Ranch is a historic and presently working ranch.
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