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Boulder Creek Path

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

8.2 mile 13.3 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 53' 16 m
Descent: -559' -170 m
High: 5,741' 1,750 m
Low: 5,193' 1,583 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A connector to Betasso from town in the summer, or a fun snow run in the winter!

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildlife

Description

The Boulder Creek Path is part of an extensive paved path system in and around Boulder. It follows Boulder Creek all the way from the eastern reaches of Boulder to the base of Fourmile Canyon. After Eben G. Fine park heading west, the path starts climbing alongside Boulder Canyon Rd. (119) and quickly turns to dirt.

The path eventually dead-ends at the edge of Boulder Canyon Rd. and you can then run a short section of road to get to the Betasso Link Trail. In the summer, this provides a nice way to ride Betasso from town.

In the winter, the paved part of the path is maintained by the city and cleared of snow, but the dirt section is generally snow-covered. It's heavily trafficked by other trail users, so it's usually hard-packed snow that's run-able most times of year. A fun way to get out when all the other trails are snowy and off-limits!

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Oct 14, 2019
Erik Funk
Lunch break out and back from Ramaley to Boulder Canyon 4.2mi — 0h 30m
Jul 5, 2019
Allison Torpey
6mi
May 26, 2019
Mark Kotanchik
Fun, scenic trail
Feb 16, 2019
Charly Jackson
5.8mi
Feb 9, 2019
Charly Jackson
2.2mi
May 10, 2018
Kate Follen
7.5mi
Jun 16, 2017
Mark Romero
5mi
Feb 19, 2017
Caty W
4mi

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 10 votes

#7

in Boulder

#7882

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#7

in Boulder

#682

in Colorado

#7,882

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2,228 Since Jan 31, 2013
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Beautiful path in Boulder Canyon
May 10, 2018 near Boulder, CO
Boulder Creek Path
May 10, 2018 near Boulder, CO
The Flatirons
Feb 8, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Boulder Creek Path
Feb 8, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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