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Interim Joder Trailhead

Interim Joder Trailhead


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

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.


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.

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.


View Interim Joder Area Trail Map pdf

Open Space and Mountain Parks visitors can now access the city’s Joder Ranch open space area through a new trail and trailhead Open Space and Mountain Parks recently opened. The 1.9-mile interim trail takes visitors along rolling grasslands into forested foothill communities that stretch across Joder Ranch, a 335-acre expanse of city land that will be incorporated into OSMP’s North Trail Study Area (TSA) Plan. This plan will identify long-term visitor access and experience improvements for OSMP-managed lands in the North Trail Study Area that stretches north of Boulder. The final vision for the trail and trailhead will be determined in the North Trail Study Area Plan with input from our community, the Open Space Board of Trustees and the Boulder City Council.

Trail alignment for the Interim Joder Trail was based on existing trails through the Joder property. A variety of trail widths were implemented.


This trailhead is open from dawn until dusk.


No facilities.

Picnic Facilities

No facilities.

Off-Trail Access

Off trail access on Joder Ranch is not allowed.

Bike Regulations

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

Dog Regulations

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