Parking Fee Areas

All park visitors whose motor vehicles are not registered in Boulder County must possess either a daily or annual permit to park on Flagstaff Mountain, in Gregory Canyon, or at Doudy Draw, Flatirons Vista, Greenbelt Plateau, Marshall Mesa, South Boulder Creek West and South Mesa Trailheads.

Purchase Annual Parking Permit

Annual Permits

Annual permits can be purchased online. Annual permits are good for one year after their purchase date. One permit is required for each vehicle and is issued to a specific license plate number. Permit is not transferrable between vehicles. The confirmation email you receive after purchasing a parking permit will show the date of purchase. Permits expire one calendar year after purchase, at which point you will receive an email reminding you to renew your expired permit. If you no longer have that email, please call our administration office at 303-441-3440.

Annual permits, good for all fee locations on Flagstaff Mountain and six OSMP trailheads south of Boulder, are $25. There is a $1.50, non-City of Boulder service charge for online transactions. Annual parking permits are non-refundable.

Please note: You do not need to display a permit when parking in one of the OSMP lots because your license plate is registered in the permitting system. If your license plate number changes within one year of purchasing your permit, please call our administration office at 303-441-3440 to register your new plate number.

Daily Permits

Daily Permits cost $5 and may be purchased at the parking areas below or online through ParkMobile. Payment is valid at all OSMP trailheads for the date purchased.

ParkMobile cashless payment stations are available at the trailheads or visitors may purchase them in advance. Please note: purchasing a parking permit in advance online does not guarantee that a parking space will be available at the trailhead.

Purchase a permit online at ParkMobile using the appropriate zone number below.

Location ParkMobile Zone Number

Any one of six self-service stations located on Flagstaff Mountain for the hours of 5 am - 9 pm:

  • Gregory Canyon - Base of Flagstaff Road
  • Panorama Point - 1.0 miles up Flagstaff Road
  • Crown Rock - 2.2 miles up Flagstaff Road
  • Realization Point - 3.4 miles up Flagstaff Road
  • Flagstaff Summit - 0.5 miles up Flagstaff Summit Road from Realization Point
  • Lost Gulch Overlook - 4.3 miles up Flagstaff Road
24700
Doudy Draw Trailhead 24100
Flatirons Vista Trailhead 24200
South Boulder Creek West Trailhead 24300
Marshall Mesa Trailhead 24400
Greenbelt Plateau Trailhead 24500
South Mesa Trailhead 24600

Flagstaff Facility Reservations Parking Permits

Reservation holders for the Flagstaff Summit Shelters or the Halfway House may either have attendees purchase daily permits at self-service stations provided or may pre-purchase daily permits. Please call our administrative office at 303-441-3440 to pre-purchase daily permits.

Please Note – Daily parking permits are non-refundable and change will not be given. Please use exact change. Checks are accepted and can be made out to City of Boulder OSMP.

Flagstaff After-Hours Parking Permits

For parking on Flagstaff Mountain between the hours of 9 pm - 5 am:


OSMP will need at least 7 days to review your completed online application. Flagstaff After Hours Parking Permits will be valid for the entirety of the hours between 9 pm - 5 am. There is no fee for the permit. For park visitors whose motor vehicles are not registered in Boulder County, a $5 daily permit or annual permit is not required in addition to the Flagstaff After Hours Parking Permit. If you have an approved Commercial Use Permit and plan to park on Flagstaff Mountain between the hours of 9 pm - 5 am, you must apply for Flagstaff After Hours Parking Permit.

Flagstaff After Hour Parking Permits are required to park between the hours of 9 pm - 5 am in the following parking areas. If you plan to park in the Chautauqua area and hike up Flagstaff Mountain, you do not need a Flagstaff After Hours Parking Permit.

  • Gregory Canyon - Base of Flagstaff Road

  • Panorama Point - 1.0 miles up Flagstaff Road

  • Crown Rock - 2.2 miles up Flagstaff Road

  • Realization Point - 3.4 miles up Flagstaff Road

  • Flagstaff Summit - 0.5 miles up Flagstaff Summit Road from Realization Point

  • Lost Gulch Overlook - 4.3 miles up Flagstaff Road

  • Shoulder parking in designated areas

The Flagstaff After Hours Parking Permit is a pilot program in 2022 and will be reviewed for effectiveness at the end of the year.