Note: Portions of the Boulder Creek Multi-Use Path may be closed due to the flooding events of September 2013. Please check for closures here.
When I headed to the Boulder Creek Multi-Use Path, I thought I would find the same winding concrete path that transects many Colorado cities, but I was shocked by what I found instead. The path, which begins at Eben G. Fine Park on the western side of the city, is approximately 7 miles long and offers a complete tour of Boulder. You’ll see the mountains, plains, and downtown Boulder if you traverse the entire length of the path, which is open to cyclists, runners, and walkers. Did I mention that it is absolutely beautiful? The western section in particular has both a natural trail (closed to cyclists) and a concrete path, with the natural trail running directly next to Boulder Creek through shaded woods. Although the path is well-used, it does not feel crowded. Be alert and look out for the city’s many cyclists, but this beautiful, flat path will make you want to extend your workout just a little bit longer. It’s even plowed in the winter for continuous access, and parking lots and porta potties at the trailhead make access a breeze.