Using Broomfield's TrailsBroomfield's trail system continues to grow and connect throughout the community and beyond. The trail system accommodates multiple users, is designed for commuters and recreational users, and provides connections among neighborhoods, schools, commercial areas, public facilities, and open space.
- General Trail Guidelines
- General Bicycle Safety Tips
- Power-Driven Mobility Devices
- US-36 Bikeway Counter
- Cradleboard Trail
- Trail Usage during COVID
General Trail Guidelines
- Stay on the right side of the trail moving with the flow of traffic, except to pass.
- Always pass other trail users on the left. When bicycling, always slow down and notify other trail users before passing.
- Do not block the path. Groups should be in single file when other users are present, or leave at least half of the trail open for passing.
- All users should stay on existing trails and avoid creating new trails or causing damage to the surrounding landscape.
General Bicycle Safety Tips
- Always ride with the flow of traffic and remain on the right side of the road as much as possible.
- Use hand signals to indicate turns, lane changes and stops.
- Always wear a helmet, and be sure it fits comfortably tight.
- Be visible. Use a headlight, taillight, and reflectors when riding at dusk or nighttime.
- Follow lane markings. At intersections, be sure to be in the appropriate lane and never go straight through an intersection from the turning lane.
- When overtaking other cyclists or pedestrians, pass on the left and provide audible notice.
- Remember that pedestrians always have the right of way within crosswalks, and on paths and sidewalks. Bicyclists must always yield to pedestrians.
- Control your speed at all times. Slow down at intersections, steep hills or when passing other trail users.
- More information on e-bike policies in Broomfield.
Broomfield Policies for Use of Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices on Trails and Other Public Facilities
In February 2013, Broomfield adopted regulations to address the use of Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMDs) to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in local public facilities of the City and County, including trails and parks.
View the Regulations on the Use of Other Power -Driven Mobility Devices on Public Facilities of the City and County of Broomfield and a Guidance of the use of mobility devices map showing trails suitable for OPDMDs. Please contact Open Space at email@example.com with any questions about these policies.
In 2019, Nathan Kral, Open Space and Trails Committee Youth Alternate Member, designed and built an orienteering course located in the Broomfield Commons Open Space for his Eagle Scout Project. He has been a member of Troop 767 for 7 years and members of the troop helped him to build the course. Nathan chose this project because there was no orienteering course in this area and orienteering is invaluable for teaching navigation skill. He chose the Commons Open Space because it is centrally located and familiar to most residents. The Commons has nice sculptures, athletic fields, and walking paths, and it offers spectacular views of the Front Range. Nathan hopes it will encourage residents of Broomfield to learn a new skill and enjoy our open space. Check it out!
US-36 Bikeway Counter
Broomfield was awarded a grant by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Development (CDOT), Bicycle and Pedestrian program and Kaiser Permanente to install a bike / pedestrian trail counter.