Boulder Falls Trail…A Remembrance

As reported in The Daily Camera The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks Department has decided to indefinitely close the popular Boulder Falls Trail after finding it too expensive to fix the area’s rock-fall danger. This historic spot near the confluence of the North and Middle Boulder Creeks was given to the City of Boulder by Charles G. Buckingham in 1914 for recreational purposes, hence “saving this beautiful spot from the encroachment of the great tungsten boom.” It is the furthest, shortest, most visited and most spectacular trail in the 130 miles of the Boulder trail system. In addition to it’s natural beauty the easy access from Boulder Canyon’s SR 119 made this the place to meet and greet people visiting and admiring Boulder from all over the world. If any of you are interested in exploring public or corporate fund raising for a solution to reopen this Trail please post your comments.

Fortunately I was able to capture this image from the base of the Falls last summer before the closure. I will miss this spot…

Boulder Falls-2 (8x6 shadowed)

Boulder Falls
captured 30 June 2008 2:00 pm
@ 40° 0’20.44″N 105°24’22.77″W

One Response to “Boulder Falls Trail…A Remembrance”

  1. Boulder Falls Trail Reopened! « Tales from the Trails Says:

    […] Trail Reopened! By richwolf Last November I  reported on the indefinite closing of the Boulder Falls Trail. The area was closed  March 2009 after a  large rock injured a visitor while she was viewing the […]

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