Open Space and Mountain Parks
Boulder's Open Space & Mountain Parks are a very special place. The lands teem with native plants and wildlife and are home to threatened and endangered species. They serve as a buffer between Boulder and nearby development. They sustain agriculture uses and add untold benefits to the natural environment - clean air, water, and earth.
The lands shape the urban mosaic of the Boulder Valley and provide citizens with passive recreation opportunities. Trails are used by walkers, hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders, dog walkers and other passive recreational uses.
More information on the alerts below is on the Temporary Closures page.
- Temporary Leash Restriction on Ranger Trail: A temporary leash restriction is in place on the Ranger Trail due to wildlife activity in the area.
- Bluebell Road Work: Flood damage repair and mitigation work on Bluebell Road from 4/7 to 5/2 will impact visitors to the area.
Featured Projects & Pages
Information and instructions to obtain wood that is available to the public and a calendar showing wood availability.
Information about the Voice and Sight Tag Program evaluation, process, and opportunities for community input.
The majority of Open Space & Mountain Parks trails are open. Please respect closures for the remaining long-term trail repair projects.
In the wake of the flood OSMP has worked hard to rebuild area trails. OSMP Director Mike Patton outlines the rebuilding that remains.
How is wildlife faring after the flood? An OSMP wildlife ecologist answers that question and talks about the flood's impact on wildlife.
Motion-detecting cameras help OSMP staff learn about local wildlife and protect sensitive habitats. Watch a highlight reel.