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COVID-19 Alerts

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.

New Multi-Agency Trails App

The City of Boulder and 11 other agencies created a mobile application available for iOS and Android devices. The Boulder Area Trails app provides access to all trail information in and around Boulder County. The app is designed to enable users to find trails by use or type, plan routes by connecting local community trails, and link to the appropriate agency websites for more information. Before you head out, be sure to hit the app’s refresh button at the bottom left on a WiFi network to ensure you see all the trails! 

Download the Boulder Area Trails App

 

Logos of the participating agencies


City of Boulder and city Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) regulations for dogs, bikes and horses may differ from other agencies and municipalities that maintain open space trails. Currently, all e-bikes are prohibited on OSMP trails but allowed on multi-use, paved paths within the City of Boulder. Please pre-plan your trip by reviewing city regulations to help our community members enjoy and protect their open spaces.

View more information on other OSMP rules and regulations, or call the department at 303-441-3440.

Participating Agencies

The application includes trails from 12 agencies including:

  • Boulder County
  • City and County of Broomfield
  • City of Boulder
  • City of Longmont
  • City of Lafayette
  • City of Louisville
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Town of Superior
  • Town of Erie
  • Town of Lyons
  • Town of Nederland
  • USFS

The application was made possible by a grant through Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Great Outdoors Colorado.

More information can be found at TrailsApp.org.

Screenshots from the app showing closures, trails and filtering capabilities.