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Joder Trailhead

Joder Trailhead

ALERTS

#enjoyprotect 

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.

LOCATION

This trailhead is located west of U.S. Highway 36 opposite the north Neva access road

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. Special regulations apply in this area.

Parking

The trailhead has limited parking spots for cars, buses and horse trailers.

Important Parking Warning 

Parking along Olde Stage Road is not allowed. OSMP encourages out-and-back travel from the trailhead near Highway 36.

Parking - Know the Facts

It is unsafe and illegal to park in a way that: 

  • Blocks emergency access gate or fire lane  
  • Blocks pedestrian gate or driveway 
  • Prevents horse trailer parking 
  • Along any highway or a roadway where prohibited by sign 

All vehicles parked in a manner described above are subject to being ticketed/towed. 

Never park in the roadway.  
The roadway is defined as the space between the white (fog) line and the yellow (center) line. If ANY part of your vehicle (tire, mirror) is between the white and yellow lines, your vehicle is a hazard and can be ticketed/towed immediately. 

Because parking is very limited and our trailheads are quite popular, please show up early to get a parking spot.  

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.

Bus Connections

A RTD bus stops at this trailhead. Learn about Taking the Bus to OSMP.

Trails

View Joder Area Trail Map

The 1.9-mile Joder Trail takes visitors along rolling grasslands into forested foothill communities that stretch across Joder Ranch, a 335-acre expanse of city land. 

Hours

This trailhead is open from dawn until dusk.

Restrooms

No facilities.

Picnic Facilities

No facilities.

Off-Trail Access

Off trail access on Joder Ranch is not allowed.

Bike Regulations

Allowed on the Joder Trail. Other bike trails on OSMP.

Dog Regulations

Joder Trailhead Area Dog Regulations Map

Guardians must leash their dog from the trailhead near U.S. Highway 36 to the Buckingham property near Olde Stage Road. Guardians who have obtained Voice and Sight Program Tags for their dogs are allowed to walk them off leash on the Buckingham property. Dog regulations signs are posted at the trailhead and where dog leash regulations shift at the Joder Ranch-Buckingham property line.

Horse Regulations

Allowed on the Joder Trail. Off-trail riding is not allowed. Learn more about riding your horse on OSMP.