The 8-mile Boulder Creek Path is the crown jewel of Boulder’s impressive trail system. The heart of this flat paved route follows Boulder Creek and is well used by walkers, runners, cyclists, baby-carriage pilots and the last of the inline skaters. Interpretive signs inform passersby about the natural and human history of the creek. Most of the path is paved and maintained year-round from Boulder Canyon to 55th Street; only the upper stretches westward from the Boulder Canyon Road underpass to the trail’s end at Fourmile Canyon are unpaved and not maintained in winter. It passes through or near several parks, including Eben G. Fine Park and City Park. It is a congenial, vehicle-free thoroughfare, though speeding cyclists who treat it like a raceway can present hazards. Officials may close the creek after a storm because underpasses can flood. In summer, tubers and kayakers use portions of the creek.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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