The Trail Around Boulder is a 37 mile loop trail encircling the City of Boulder, Colorado, all on dirt. It passes through a wide variety of landscape and wildlife habitat, giving visitors a great tour of the ecological diversity of this beautiful area.
The Trail Around Boulder utilizes mostly existing trails, with only 7 new trail miles needed to complete the loop. Virtually all the connections are either already planned for construction, trivial to complete, or have been planned for many years but never built. Apart from road crossings and one railroad crossing, all the land needed to complete the Trail Around Boulder is already owned by the City.
The Trail Around Boulder would be iconic. It would instantly become the crowning achievement of the Open Space and Mountain Parks program [link to OSMP]. It finally fulfills the vision of the 1967 Open Space campaign slogan “Greenbelts For Boulder”.
The Trail Around Boulder will be a great community resource. It will motivate families and kids to get out and explore Open Space. How about making it a goal to complete the entire 37-mile loop over a summer?
The Trail Around Boulder will be very accessible by an excellent network of public transportation.
The Trail Around Boulder is being promoted by the Boulder Area Trails Coalition , a 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes environmentally responsible, multi-use trails for everyone: hikers, runners, equestrians, mountain bikers, dog walkers, bird watchers, climbers, and YOU!
The Trail Around Boulder. Making Trails Fun Again!!!