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Map of the Boulder Creek Path in Boulder


Boulder Creek Path, Boulder, Colorado

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Boulder Creek Path, Colorado


8.1 miles


paved / unpaved


Boulder County, Boulder


Boulder Canyon, Boulder Creek, University of Colorado, local parks


Arapahoe Avenue Path

Broadway Path

Skunk Creek Greenway

Pearl Parkway Path

Goose Creek Path

Foothills Parkway Trail

Valmont Park Trails



Regional Trails

The Boulder Creek Path is an 8.1 mile long unpaved and paved pathway that follows Boulder Creek from Boulder Canyon, past the CU campus and to the east side of Boulder. The trail is used by commuters going to work or to school and local residents out for some exercise. The route includes some of the busiest areas of the city. The trail has many twists and turns and can be congested, but it provides a vital link for the students and the locals for getting about town on bike or on foot.

The trail starts with a two mile stretch in Boulder Canyon, a portion of which is unpaved, then it reaches Eben G. Fine Park on the west edge of the City of Boulder. The trail then travels through some of the busiest areas of Boulder, just south of the Pearl Street Mall and past Boulder High School and the campus of the University of Colorado. Eventually the trail reaches the grasslands on the east side of Boulder and goes past other local parks.

The Boulder Creek Path intersects other recreational trails along its route, including the Broadway Path, the Skunk Creek Trail, the Foothills Path and the trails of Valmont Park.


The Boulder Creek Trail is unpaved on the very west end within Boulder Canyon, but the remainder of the trail is paved. The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running. The trail can become very congested and has a number of tight turns and underpasses. Many other trails intersect the Boulder Creek Trail, so it important to watch that you are in the right trail. Some sections have designated lanes for pedestrians and cyclists.


The Boulder Creek Path goes past the following communities: Boulder County and Boulder.

Points of Interest

The Boulder Creek Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Boulder Canyon Folsum Field
Eben G. Fine Park Scott Carpenter Park
Settlers Park Research Park
Pearl Street Mall East Park #2
Boulder County Justice Center Valmont Park Path
Evert Pierson Memorial Kids Fishing Ponds Cottonwood Lake
Boulder Municipal Campus KOA Lake
Boulder High School Gerald Stazio Softball Fields
University of Colorado Boulder Campus Flatirons Golf Course
Nearby Trails

Arapaho Avenue Path: these paths meet near the intersection of Broadway and Boulder Canyon Drive near Boulder High School. The two intersect again to the east of 55th Street.

Broadway Path: these paths meet near the intersection of Broadway and Boulder Canyon Drive near Boulder High School.

Skunk Creek Greenway: these paths meet at Research Park to the southwest of Arapahoe Avenue and Foothills Parkway.

Foothills Parkway Trail: these paths meet to the northeast of Arapahoe Avenue and Foothills Parkway.

Pearl Parkway Path: these paths meet to the east of Foothills Parkway.

Goose Creek Path: this path can be reached via the trail to Valmont Park.

Valmont Park Trails: a pathway heads north from Boulder Creek Path between Foothills Parkway and 55th Street to reach Valmont Park.

End Points

The west end of the boulder Creek Trail is located along Boulder Canyon Drive near the intersection with Four Mile Canyon Drive.

The east end of the path is located along Arapahoe Avenue at Old Tale Road.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Boulder Creek Path in Boulder,Colorado

Northwest Colorado

Steamboat Springs

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Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor, Firestone, Frederick

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Grand Junction, Paonia, Fruita, Montrose

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