Length: 7 miles one way
Elevation Gain: 5,200 to 5,800 feet
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Location: Downtown Boulder
The Boulder Creek Path stretches seven miles from east Boulder, near Valmont Reservoir, to the western end of town where Boulder Canyon and Fourmile Canyon intersect. This trail parallels Boulder creek as it runs east through the heart of Boulder and out into the plains. The trail, dirt and gravel for its upper few miles, is paved from the base of Boulder Canyon until its end at 55th Street. The path is very popular with bicyclists, rollerbladers, joggers and walkers, and the occasional kayaker hiking his boat up to the kayak course, so don't expect much solitude. You should expect a beautiful ride along scenic Boulder creek, with many benches and parks where you can stop and rest or have a nice picnic.