Fourth of July Trailhead
This trailhead is accessed by five miles of rough, two-wheel-drive road. It is exceedingly popular, and parking is limited, especially on summer weekends. In winter, motorized access is typically not possible. Fourth of July Trailhead provides access to Arapaho Pass, Diamond Lake, and Arapaho Glacier Trails inside the Indian Peaks Wilderness.
At this trailhead is a small campground owned and operated by the City of Boulder called Buckingham Campground. Private property also exists in this area. Do not trespass.
View an area map here.
At a Glance
|Permit Info:||This trail lies within the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area:
|Restrictions:||Indian Peak Wilderness restrictions apply:
|Closest Towns:||Nederland, Colorado|
|Operated By:||U.S. Forest Service|
From Nederland, head south on Colorado Highway 119 for 0.6 miles. Turn west onto County Road 130, signed for Eldora. Follow the paved road through the valley to the Town of Eldora, where the pavement ends. Continue beyond the end of the pavement to the end of the road.
Access to the Fourth of July Trailhead is via Fourth of July Road. This road is maintained by Boulder County. There is now a seasonal gate on this road. This gate closes at the beginning of the winter season depending on weather conditions and other factors. Boulder County typically plows this road and opens the gate before Memorial Day weekend.