Boulder Creek Trail

Scott Carpenter Park, Colorado

Distance7.5mi
Elevation Gain87ft
Trailhead Elevation5,343ft
Top5,421ft
Elevation Min/Max5343/5421ft
Elevation Start/End5343/5343ft

Boulder Creek Trail

Boulder Creek Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Boulder, Colorado. It is within Central Park and Scott Carpenter Park. It is 7.5 miles long and begins at 5,343 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 87 feet. Lot 138 and other parkings and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art museum are near the trailhead. There are also bicycle parkings. Lot 535, Lot 146, Lot 152, Lot 177, Settlers Park Trailhead, and other parkings and the Boulder Creek Stream Observatory information can be seen along the trail. There are also trees, an information board, and bicycle parkings along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Settlers Park Trail, South Boulder Creek Trail, Foothills Parkway Mup, Boulder Creek Path, Elephant Buttress, Skunk Creek Greenway, Goose Creek Greenway and Pearl Parkway Mup.

Boulder Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Head east and enjoy a modest 25-mile cruise completely devoid of serious climbing. This short tour cuts through the heart of Boulder on its very popular fully separated path, rolling out to the outlying suburbs and farm country northeast of town. Terrain: Slightly downhill on a very curvy, paved multiuse path, then flats and easy rollers on straight roads in farm country.

Traffic and hazards: The Boulder Creek bike path is often clogged and is always dangerous— riding it requires special care. Expect to yield often to pedestrians and slower cyclists, including children. The roads on this route carry a lot of cars—they are minor highways— but the shoulders are generally wide and many of the road segments here have explicitly labeled bike lanes. Overall traffic intensity is moderate. Road surfaces are good."

"Every year the US cycling media puts together lists of the country’s most cycling friendly cities, and every year Boulder ranks at or near the top of those lists. The primary reason? This city of nearly 100,000 has more than 300 miles of dedicated bike paths and bike lanes, making it possible to get almost anywhere in town without riding in the main flow of traffic.

The ride starts at Eben G. Fine Park at 101 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder. The park has free parking, restrooms, and water."

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Trail Information

Scott Carpenter Park
Nearby City
Central Park
Parks
Delorme: Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer
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Nov 2018