Boulder Canyon

  

Image looking down at a road winding through rocky Boulder Canyon from above

Carved by the rushing waters of Middle Boulder Creek, Boulder Canyon is popular for scenic driving, fishing and rock climbing. Land in this area is a mix of city, county, national forest and private lands. Have a map showing land ownership if you plan on venturing away from the main road. Watch for signs alerting to private land or area closures.

The Motor Vehicle Use Map for the Boulder Ranger District displays roads open to motorized travel and is available online and at the Boulder Ranger District offfice.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: To protect nesting birds of prey, area closures are implemented in Boulder Canyon on February 1st. Current status (<a href="/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5349627.pdf">map</a>): <ul> <li> Security Risk area: OPEN</li> <li> Blob Rock & Bitty Buttress areas: OPEN</li> <li> Eagle Rock area: OPEN</li> <li> Happy Hour area: OPEN</li> <li> Bihedral & Riviera areas: OPEN</li> </ul>
Operational Hours: Parking is prohibited from dusk to dawn (no camping) along this County Road. 
Restrictions: Seasonal area closures protect nesting birds of prey from February 1 through approximately July 31 each year. The length of this closure varies each year and may be partially lifted earlier than July depending upon conditions. When in effect, signs are posted in closure areas (UFC-01-12 and Exhibit G for information on this area closure).
Closest Towns: Boulder and Nederland, Colorado
Water: Boulder Creek; treat water before drinking
Information Center: Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone 303-541-2500, Fax 303-541-2515; Contact Us

Activities


Climbing

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Rock Climbing

The granite walls of Boulder Canyon have attracted rock climbers for decades. Lands in Boulder Canyon are managed by private landowners, the City of Boulder, Boulder County, and the United States Forest Service.


Fishing

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Scenic Driving

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