Open Space & Trails

The historic flooding that devastated Colorado’s Front Range earlier this month also wreaked havoc on the open spaces and trails that many of us use for transportation and recreation. Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) department announced Saturday Sept. 21 that some trails in Chautauqua will be open from dawn until dusk only, for safety reasons. Those include:
  • A portion of Chautauqua trail
  • Bluebell Road to the shelter
  • Bluebell Spur
  • Bluebell Mesa
  • A portion of the Ski Jump trail
All other OSMP trails remain closed under an emergency order. Below is a map showing current trail closures and hazards: The city of Boulder listed the following path and park closures: Paths
  • Boulder Creek Path in its entirety
  • Boulder Creek Path underpass at Boulder High School
  • Boulder Creek Path underpass at Pearl Parkway
  • Fourmile Canyon Creek path from 26th to 28th streets (including the pedestrian bridge over the creek to the Wonderland Creek connector path)
  • Fourmile Canyon Creek pedestrian bridge east of Broadway
  • Boulder Reservoir
  • Eben G. Fine Park
  • Elks Park
  • Elmers Two Mile
  • Knollwood Tennis Courts
  • Scott Carpenter Pool is now closed for the season and Dog Days has been cancelled for this year.
  • Smith Park
Partial closures include: South Boulder Recreation Center - The basketball gym, racquetball court and downstairs studio will be closed until further notice. The gym is taking on water. Staff is hoping to solve the issue before the facility needs a new floor. North Boulder Recreation Center - The basketball gym and gymnastics center will be closed until further notice. Staff is working to relocate displaced gymnastics programs and drop-in activities. Valmont Bike Park - The Glades and south parking lot are now open. This is the ONLY portion of the bike park open for use. We ask everyone to please respect the closures as there are still some hazards and work needed to be done. In addition, the following photos were presented to the Boulder City Council regarding trail conditions:    
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