Always bring a face covering when you leave home and maintain 6 feet of distance
- You will need a face covering to visit Boulder’s open space trails and parks. Always bring one with you when you leave home.
- Place it over your nose and mouth when you can’t maintain 6 feet of distance from others.
- Wear it around your neck or wrist when no one else is around.
- Parents should help children older than 2 years old properly wear a face covering.
- Help protect vulnerable community members and each other.
Don’t forget: Keep the space in open space! Always stay at least 6 feet from others you don’t live with or haven’t agreed to have close contact with.
Please follow these other responsible recreation reminders:
- 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.
- Plan ahead and consider recreating closer to home as parking is extremely limited - especially on Flagstaff Mountain.
- Remember: Leave No Trace! Pick up trash and dog waste. Stay on trail and walk through mud. Step off if you need to maintain distance but quickly step back on trail.
- For more responsible recreation reminders, please visit the Covid-19 Recovery page.
This trailhead is located west of U.S. Highway 36 opposite the north Neva access road.
Please check for Trail & Area Closures.
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.
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.
A RTD bus stops at this trailhead. Learn about Taking the Bus to OSMP.
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. 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.
Off trail access on Joder Ranch is not allowed.
Allowed on the Joder Trail. Other bike trails on OSMP.
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.
Allowed on the Joder Trail. Off-trail riding is not allowed. Learn more about riding your horse on OSMP.