Boulder, CO

Boulder Creek Path

Following the scenic and tranquil Boulder Creek for most of the way, This popular path travels through downtown, past several community parks, and by the well-known University of Colorado at Boulder. The multi-use, paved path, attracts lots of bikers, walkers, and runners.

The downtown/university section of the path is more crowded with pedestrians, students, tourists, bikers, skateboarders, etc. You might even see people rafting!

The western portion of the path winds through Boulder Canyon. At the mouth of the Canyon, you’ll get a chance to experience the famous Eben G. Fine Park. Known to be one of the city’s longstanding landmarks, Eben G. Fine Park is peaceful, shady, and offers and old stone picnic shelter.

Also note that many other local paths intersect with Boulder Creek Path, so make sure to stop and check that you are on the right trail.

Essentials
  • 4.7 Miles ONE-WAY - run as much as you like
  • 316 feet
  • Eastern terminus: 30th. just south of Arapahoe on university campus; Western terminus: intersection of Boulder Canyon Dr. & Four Mile Canyon Dr.
  • Easily accessed from downtown