Before you go, be sure to check out these running resources.

If you are heading to the local trails during the spring and fall, in particular, be sure to be up to date on the local temporary trail closures which tend to usually include South Boulder trails like Marshall Mesa and Dowdy Draw and in North Boulder, trails like the Eagle trail which tend to get very wet and sticky with mud. Even when they are not closed, remember its a good idea to be prepared to be wet by staying on the trail vs, making the trail wider.

Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks

Most trails are managed by Boulder's OSMP or Open Space and Mountain Parks. You can find updated trail conditions as well other important stuff in the parks by following their twitter feed @BoulderOSMP.

You can find more about everything on their Visitor Information page.

Running with a Dog

OSMP lands have approximately 145 miles of trails, almost 90 percent of which are open to dogs. It is your responsibility as a dog guardian to read and understand the regulations so that everyone can enjoy their visit to OSMP. In some areas, dogs must be leashed. In other areas, dogs may be allowed off-leash if they wear a voice and sight tag and are under voice and sight control. All dogs must be leashed at the trailheads.

Running Trails in Boulder, CO

South Mesa Trail Bridge after the Boulder Flood

South Mesa Trailhead Bridge Closure

Starting as early as Monday, March 7, the South Mesa Trailhead bridge will be closed to allow the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSM...
Fall colors at Red Rocks Boulder, CO

Best trails to enjoy Fall colors close to Boulder

Each year the quest of vistas of golden aspens take front-range locals high up into the mountains to spend time among the magic of the changing colors during the fading of summer light. But you don’t have to travel hours on the road in order to enjoy change of color this season. Here are a few trails within a short drive from Boulder which you can hike or run to get your color fix.
The Bear Peak trail has a short respite before kicking it up a notch to get to the summit of Bear Peak

Five Trails for Hill Running and Mountain Training

If you are looking to improve your overall fitness and trail racing prowess this year, incorporate these mountain runs into your regular training regime. They will not only boost your ego, but also make you a stronger, fitter runner.
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Royal Arch Trail Reopens Again

Volunteers help rebuild the Royal Arch Trail Photo courtesy of Bouldercolorado.gov The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Depa...
The Anemone trail will be closed from July until Spring of 2015 for construction and closures of social trails

Anemone Trail closed for construction

Starting on Monday, July 7, the Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will begin a trail project that will extend the Anemone Trail west...