Boulder Creek is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Florissant, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

2.9 miles
328 feet

kid friendly


nature trips





wild flowers

no dogs

1 month ago

I'm giving this trail and all within Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument 5 stars simply because this park is a hidden gem within the Pikes Peak region of Colorado. For the most part all the trails are easy and interconnect so visitors can hike the entire park in a day if desired. Visit the old homestead and keep a look out for the elk heard that frequently travels within the monument.

3 months ago

Beautiful trail with lots of wildflowers. This is a best kept secret because we didn’t see a single person while we were hiking on a weekend.
This is a peaceful hike in a valley and forest area. Prepare to be mostly alone with your thoughts and nature.

4 months ago

Very pleasant trail. Go early as north part of trail is exposed.

5 months ago

Easy, well maintained. Very peaceful. I was alone 99% of the time. Be aware storms roll in late afternoon almost everyday and the temperatures can change quickly (it dropped 35 degrees from the beginning the of my hike to the end). I did this as a part of a longer hike (Geologic->Hornbeck->Boulder->Hans->Sawmill).

5 months ago

Easy hike through a meadow and the woods. There is a per person fee of 7.00, so check into a pass of some type.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Very easy, wide open, and beautiful trail. Lots of great views of the Peak with some pretty sprawling meadows. After you reach the Boulder pile and creek, the trail climbs into the forest so a variety of terrain to explore on this trail. We were able to do this trail with 4 children under 6 years old, so very family friendly. Be aware that there is a $5 PER PERSON entry fee for this area for anyone over 15 years old.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Be sure and look for the Indian prayer trees. Great trail with lots of features including a boulder field.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

lots of cool secret safe caves for the kids to explore in the boulders. We saw and heard a hundred or more elk. the bugle of an elk sounds like something prehistoric.

Friday, April 14, 2017

very easy. kids friendly. beautiful views

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Our family had a great time doing this loop. There are some great mountian views and tons of wild flowers and vegetation when we went in late June. We spent 30-45 minutes exploring and climbing on the boulders that are half way through the loop.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Great trail for kids! Nice views and a fun rock pile for them to climb .

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fun family trail. Boulders over the creek at the mid point are great for the kids to play on and around. There are several nooks and crannies they can crawl into. The leaves were great the first time we did this trail. A definate must for kids who like to explore. Our daughters, 4 and 10, could have spent all day in the rocks.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nice trail through woods; I found some beautiful columbines growing. Leads to some boulders. Nice quiet trail.

4 months ago

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Sunday, September 04, 2016