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Boulder Creek Path

 3.8 (8)

Length


8.2 Miles 13.3 Kilometers


53' 16 m

Ascent

-559' -170 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

5,741' 1,750 m

High

5,193' 1,583 m

Low

Shared By Tom Robson

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

Tom Robson

Dogs Leashed

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 hike 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 hike-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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Check-Ins

Sep 16, 2018
Tara Russell
2.6mi
Aug 22, 2018
Kim Ehlert
Kim, Ryan, Nathan, Barb, Paul. Did about a mile out then back. Lots of great pictures and Nathan loved the rocks! We saw a snake and a marmot
Jul 6, 2017
Mikhaila Redovian
Testing check ins
May 4, 2017
Mikhaila Redovian
Aug 20, 2016
Laura Hamman
Long run path

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  3.8 from 8 votes

#8

in Boulder

#6361

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#8

in Boulder

#639

in Colorado

#6,361

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