- Julie, Colorado
|Ah, the Boulder Creek Path. This serene, scenic, tree-lined path along the sparkling Boulder Creek, runs right through the heart and soul of Boulder for approximately seven (7) picturesque miles west to east (one-way). There are three route options for this tour: You can opt for the western end or the eastern end, or, if you’re hungry for twice the amount of miles and the full creek path experience, you can do the Boulder Creek Path End-To-End-And-Back-Again.
Western Creek Path Tour – This route highlights the stream observatory just to the east of our starting point, then we head west past the University of Colorado, Boulder’s own Central Park, the Peace Garden, Sculpture Garden, & Xeriscape Gardens. You’ll cruise through several tunnel underpasses, many detailed with unique, artistic murals, until we reach the foothills- where the creek becomes even more raging, for a quick rest-stop at Eben G. Fine Park for a snack. Or, we can delay the rest a wee bit and go a little further up the canyon to view the skillful kayakers & tubers as they perform their amazing acrobats in the whitewater rapids of Boulder Creek. It’s a sight to behold and sure to get your adrenaline pumping. We’ll then go off the beaten path a little to the historic Red Rocks Settler’s Park- the very first “settlement” of Boulder established in 1858 by the Missouri gold seekers. Feeling rested and inspired (and awestruck), we will return the way we came and if there’s time, we may stop off at one of Boulder’s fine coffee/pastry shops in nearby downtown Boulder.
LENGTH: 2 to 2 ½ Hours/ 7-8 miles with a tiny bit of walking
EXERTION LEVEL: EASY
Eastern Creek Path Tour – This route begins at the same starting point where we’ll visit the stream observatory immediately, then meander downstream right along the creek, crossing several bridges for great views, and through many underpasses. We’ll hit Scott Carpenter Park for some great people-watching, and continue northeast taking in a quick view of one of many wetlands preservation areas. At this point, we leave the more “urban” part of Boulder for the more peaceful rural eastern plains which boasts the 30-acre Cottonwood Grove preserve, the serene Cottonwood Ponds and Valmont Lake. We’ll cruise due south along the tree-lined and amply shaded South Boulder Creek Path and sit a spell at the wetlands restoration area, before heading back along this beautiful journey. A short side trip to the new Valmont Bike Park could fit into our agenda, if time permits.
LENGTH: 2 to 2 ½ Hours/ 7-8 miles
EXERTION LEVEL: EASY
Boulder Creek Path End-To-End-And-Back – Double your fun and beauty by experiencing the creek path in its entirety. Remember to bring your camera as there will be plenty of beauty to photograph!
Join Us On
2 – 3.5 Hours (7 – 16 Miles)
$75 Adults East or West