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Boulder Canyon Creek Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.5 mi Elevation gain 426 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Partially paved

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Percival Mosaedi
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Hiking

Lovely drive but there is lots of construction along the way. Some parts are down to one lane so you may end up waiting for traffic to pass before you can go. When we went today the road was closed from 10am - 2pm.

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Kelly Murphy Brown
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Hiking

Nice easy hike, with beautiful views! Unfortunately it is currently CLOSED...so my daughter and I enjoyed seeing it from the comforts of the car. Not sure when it’s opened next, but it would’ve been nice to have All Trails mention that.

Jeff Warnke
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Mountain biking

perfect day.great calorie burner with good sights.car show and Boulder hippie festival pretty people

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Jeff Warnke
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Mountain biking

perfect 75 warm,got a tan.not as much people today.

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Heather Hilton
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Hiking

Fun walking- style trail. We went about halfway, then climbed the small portion up Elephant Buttress- that was fun! Keep eyes/ears open for all the bicyclists.

Cam Holt
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Hiking

good

Nita Chettiar
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Hiking

Great views. A bit confusing to find the trail head using All Trails directions but we figured it out. Trail is not muddy but watch out for bikers.

Vanessa Cordova
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Nathan & Ashley Dame
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Great snowy hike! More like a walk but really pretty near the city for exercise.

TrailWx Neil
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Running

Decent trail/path, but very busy in a number of ways -- not always courteous bikers, pot-heads near the park, city walkers taking up the whole path, and the busy road along side. So, it sort-of suffers from being too close to a city, but nice enough to get a little outside.

Mani Mani Cacahuete
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What a beautiful trail and canyon very peaceful. Lots of animals to be seen. Amazing rock formation and imense geological variety.

Christa M.
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Walking

Nice WALK!

Shannon Lemmer
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Hiking

Really nice easy trail. Beautiful views along the creek. I’m sure it can get really crowded but at 730 on a Sunday morning it was perfect. Had a little bit of a hard time finding the trailhead based on using the navigation direct from AllTrails but we figured it out.

Allison Maki
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Super easy! Great views every where! Some spots you can stop and go by the creek, put your feet in!

Josh Nabors
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Hiking

Beautiful scenery, ample parking, large walking/biking path. Easy hike to bring visitors on.

Ashley Ruthie
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Hiking

I love this trail so much. It is an exceptionally easy walk along the river that the entire family can enjoy. We always bring the dogs and find little pools in the river to play in and relax.

Maulik V.
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Didn’t need mini-spikes or snow shoes for the most part...a bit gusty but a lovely hike on a gorgeous day

Carolyn Di Buono
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Wouldn’t necessarily consider this a ‘hike’ but still beautiful for a casual stroll, especially with the pup!

Jessica Powell
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Hiking

A very easy, lovely hike. Paved, with a creek winding alongside the trail.

Gerlinde Gelina
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Walking

This is not a trail for a hike..... at least if you start downtown Boulder. It's very close to Canyon Dr. Actually if you call it as a nice walk from Arapahoe east i would give it 5 stars.

Lauren Thomas
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Nature trips

Cement walkway in canyon with access to the River. Fisherman, joggers, walkers alike are drawn here because of its proximity to the town of Boulder. Easy parking all along trail.

Sean Oh
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Hiking

Family friendly trail with frequent bikers Nice scenery

Silke Jakob
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Hiking

Stressfree and very easy to walk on

Rachel Kasprzak
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Hiking

This hike is a walk and is heavily used by bikes. It is near the creak the entire time and would be great for a family.

Rachel Hall
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Gorgeous!

Laurie Halliday
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Hiking

Lovely stroll-especially good to acclimate to higher elevation if you're a California girl like me. Also, start from the opposite direction - from Eben G Fine Park. All Trails seems to want to start it from the end. Better to hike up first, then down, in my humble opinion.

Emily Ginsberg
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Walking
Sean Maxey
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Hiking

Great to do with family, old and young. Lots of bikes, runners, and hikers getting in each other's way.

Lisa Kosmond Helmuth
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HikingRocky

Easy, beautiful, sunny and magnificent for close up photography. Few people making the hike awesome. loved it. Perfect sunny day. Walk/Hike/Run with camera.

Misty Schultz-McCoy
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Walking

Beautiful trail close to Boulder. Nice for a quick walk or when you don't want anything too strenuous. The trail was pretty busy on a Saturday morning. The only problem was constantly having to move out of the way for bikers who weren't always courteous. Would use this trail again.

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