Trail Information

Hiker iconUsing Broomfield's Trails


Broomfield'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.

Trail and Open Space usage during the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

 

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.
  • For information on e-bike policies in Broomfield, click here.
 Bicyclists crossing bridge

Trail Maps


  • Broomfield Open Space and Trails Web Map
  • Broomfield Trails Paper Map 
  • Boulder Area Trails app
  • For more maps and information click here...

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 policy and a map showing trails suitable for OPDMDs. Please contact Pete Dunlaevy at 303.438.6216 or by email with any questions about these policies.

Orienteering

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!
Orienteering


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.

Cradleboard Trail Detour Beginning October 15, 2021 continuing into 2022.

Detour in place to protect territorial bald eagles during breeding season.

Boulder County, Colo. - Beginning Thursday, Oct. 15, a detour will be in place along a section of the Cradleboard Trail to protect territorial bald eagles during breeding season at the Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farm.

The detour will remain in place until the nesting status of the bald eagle pair is clearly confirmed for the 2021/2022 breeding season. Boulder County adheres to all state and federal protection guidelines for raptors, and may impose stricter protections as necessary. Click here for map.