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Boulder Creek Path

Price & Hours

24/7 daily


Free, Hiking, Recreation Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend


  • 5.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Ask any Boulder resident for a hiking recommendation and they'll probably point you to the Boulder Creek Path. This 5½-mile-long trail  completely undisturbed by automobile traffic  traces Boulder Creek from Boulder Canyon eastward through downtown to the Stazio Ballfields on the eastern fringes of town. On any given day, you'll come across walkers, bikers, rollerbladers and even the occasional kayaker. Compared to other hiking trails in the area, Boulder Creek Path is fairly easy, and if you head from east to west, the second half of your walk will be all downhill.

Many hikers who recently followed the Boulder Creek Path described their experience positively: Travelers said they enjoyed the natural surroundings and marveled at all the different ways that Boulderites take advantage of the path, from dogwalking to yoga. However, some visitors note that parts of the trail have become respites for members of the city's homeless community.

The Boulder Creek Path is used by outdoorsy types seven days a week, 365 days a year. For more information, visit its page on the City of Boulder website.

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