Fitness, Recreation & Sports in Boulder County
Boulder Valley Velodrome
601 Bonnell Ave., Erie; www.bouldervalleyvelodrome.com.
Training facility for cyclists, from kids to Olympic hopefuls.
Valmont Bike Park
Located in Valmont City Park on Valmont and Airport roads, this bike park provides a place for off-road cyclists to come together for racing and learning. It features a pump track, dual slalom, dirt jumping and more. No dogs allowed.
Climbing Gyms & Walls
Boulder Rock Club
2829 Mapleton Ave., 800-836-4008, ext. 4; www.boulderrockclub.com.
This indoor climbing gym offers classes in top-roping, lead climbing and bouldering, as well as group fitness classes and youth programs.
Colorado Athletic Training School (CATS)
2400 30th St., 303-939-9699; www.catsgym.com.
This gymnastics facility also offers bouldering with thousands of holds and different angles.
Movement Climbing + Fitness
2845 Valmont Road, 303-443-1505; www.movementboulder.com.
Indoor facility offers top-roping and bouldering walls, as well as yoga, climbing and fitness classes.
The Spot Bouldering Gym
3240 Prairie Ave., 303-379-8806; www.thespotgym.com. This indoor bouldering gym has 15,000 square feet of bouldering terrain with over 200 boulder problems for all abilities. Youth teams, clubs and summer camps are also available.
Disc Golf Courses
Clark Centennial Park
1101 Lashley St., Longmont, 720-445-5301; www.longspeakdiscgolf.com.
This course is relatively flat and has 9 holes. A small creek is in play on 4 of the holes.
Dry Creek DISC GOLF Course
1251 Grandview Meadows Drive, Longmont, 720-445-5301; www.longspeakdiscgolf.com. This course in Dry Creek Community Park has 18 holes with mostly flat but some challenging terrain. Baskets with markers present. Check www.ci.longmont.co.us/park for updates.
Harlow Platts Park
Located on Gillaspie Drive near the South Boulder Recreation Center, in a spacious and hilly park, this course has 9 holes. Baskets with multiple pin placements are present year-round.
Located on Sumner Street near Longmont High School, 720-445-5301; www.longspeakdiscgolf.com. The course is in a well-groomed park with a small lake that comes into play on several of the 9 holes. Loomiller is a more challenging course fit for league play. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louisville Disc Golf Course
790 Orchard Drive, Louisville. This small course is located in a multi-use park and has 5 holes. The course is mostly open, and holes are marked by spray paint or stones. To join the Louisville Club, contact email@example.com.
Superior Rock Creek Disc Golf Course
Located on the east side of Rock Creek Parkway at Honey Creek Lane, in Superior. This course has 9 holes, 2 with elevation change, but is otherwise open and flat.
Valmont Disc Park
4942 Valmont Road. This 18-hole course at Valmont City Park has baskets and concrete tees. The park is lightly wooded but mostly open.
Waneka Lake Park Disc Golf Course
705 Caria Drive, Lafayette. This 9-hole course has 7 holes located on the eastern side of the lake and 2 finishing holes located on the south side of the lake.
Autrey Dog Park
Rock Creek Parkway and Honey Creek Lane, Superior. The park has a fenced grassy area for dogs and benches for humans.
1520 Mountain Drive, Longmont. 11-acre park allows dogs on leash. There is also an enclosed off-leash area.
Davidson Mesa Open Ppace
McCaslin Boulevard and Washington Avenue, across from Harper Lake, Louisville. Fenced. Parking available at the Davidson Mesa Open Space Trailhead and at Harper Lake with underpass available from Harper to the Davidson Mesa side.
Dry Creek Trail
56802 Baseline Road, Boulder. Trail within open-space area bordered by a prairie-dog town. Requires voice and sight control; must be leashed at trailhead. Dogs must stay out of Dry Creek, but can access water via other areas along the trail. Dog-bag dispenser stocked by park users.
East Boulder Community Park
5660 Sioux Drive, south of the tennis courts. Fenced, with separate areas for small and large dogs. Water access closed due to flood damage Dog-bag dispenser stocked by park users.
Foothills Community Park
800 Cherry Ave., west of Broadway between Locust Avenue and Lee Hill Road, Boulder. Fenced, with separate areas for small and large dogs. Dog-bag dispenser stocked by park users. New water line and shade shelters.
Great Bark Dog Park
597 N. 119th St., Lafayette. Fenced with split rail; separate area for small or timid dogs. Soft trail around the perimeter connects to Dog Park Trail at restrooms. Shade shelters and dog bags provided.
Howard Heuston Park
3200 34th St., south of Iris Avenue and north of Valmont Road, Boulder. Not fenced. Dog-bag dispenser stocked by park users.
Longmont Dog Park 1
Southeast intersection of Francis Street and 21st Avenue. Fenced, with shade shelters and dog bags provided. Park in designated lot.
Longmont Dog Park 2
Intersection of Airport and St. Vrain roads. Fenced, with separate area for small dogs. Shade shelters, water spigot and dog bags provided.
Louisville Community Park
955 Bella Vista Drive. Fenced, with grass and pond. Dog bags provided.
Louisville Dog Park
McCaslin Boulevard and Washington Avenue, across from the southern part of Harper Lake in Davidson Mesa open space. Fenced.
Mud Lake Open Space
One mile north of Nederland at the junction of U.S. Highway 72 and County Road 126. Unfenced open space. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Beware of moose.
Rough & Ready Park
301 E. 21st Ave., Longmont. Fenced with off-leash exercise area for dogs. Dog bags provided.
Stephen Day Park
1340 Deerwood Drive, Longmont. The park has an off-leash exercise area for dogs.
0461 Weld County Road 26, a few miles north of U.S. Highway 52, Longmont. Unfenced, with off-leash beach area; dogs must be leashed in all other areas. Dog bags provided.
Valmont City Park
5275 Valmont Road, Boulder. Fenced, with separate areas for small and large dogs. Seasonal water spigot. Newly renovated. Compostable dog waste bags provided. City composts all dog waste at this park.
Coal Creek Golf Course
585 W. Dillon Road, Louisville, 303-666-7888; www.coalcreekgolf.com, 18 holes.
Colorado National Golf Club
2700 Vista Pkwy., Erie, 303-926-1723;
www.coloradonationalgolfclub.com, 18 holes.
Flatirons Golf Course
5706 Arapahoe Road, 303-442-7851; www.flatironsgolf.com, 18 holes.
Haystack Mountain Golf Course
5877 Niwot Road, Niwot, 303-530-1400; www.golfhaystack.com, 9 holes.
Indian Peaks Golf Course
2300 Indian Peaks Trail, Lafayette, 303-666-4706; www.indianpeaksgolf.com, 18 holes.
Longmont Municipal Golf Courses
303-651-8593 (course superintendent); www.golflongmont.com
- Sunset Golf Courses
1900 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont, 303-651-8466, 9 holes.
- Twin Peaks Golf Course
1200 Cornell Drive, Longmont, 303-651-8401, 18 holes.
- Ute Creek Golf Course
2000 Ute Creek Drive, Longmont, 303-774-4342, 18 holes.
Bob L. Burger Recreation Center
111 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette, 303-665-0469; www.cityoflafayette.com. Features pool, racquetball, indoor track, gymnasium, fitness center. ADA-accessible second floor.
Boulder Recreation Centers
Class information/registration: 303-413-7270; East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Drive, 303-441-4400; North Boulder Recreation Center, 3170 Broadway, 303-413-7260; South Boulder Recreation Center, 1360 Gillaspie Drive, 303-441-3448; www.boulderparks-rec.org.
Erie Community Center
450 Powers St., Erie. 303-926-2550. www.erieco.gov/172/Erie-Community-Center. Aquatics facility includes lap pool, lazy river, leisure pool, spray area and waterslide. Climbing and bouldering walls, indoor track, fitness area and group classes. Child care available.
Longmont Recreation Center
310 Quail Road, 303-774-4800; www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec. Includes climbing wall, weights, aerobics, fitness room, gymnasium, lap pool. Babysitting room available.
Louisville Recreation Center
900 W. Via Appia, 303-666-7400; www.louisvillerecreation.com. Offers weights, fitness center, classes, gym, indoor track, racquetball, lap and leisure pool with slide and day care.
Nederland Community Center & Fitness Center
750 Highway 72 North, 303-258-9721; www.nederlandcommunitycenter.org. Fitness center features weight room, cardio machines, gymnasium and dance studio.
YMCA of Boulder Valley
Mapleton Center, 2850 Mapleton Ave., 303-442-2778; Arapahoe Center, 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, 303-664-5455; www.ymcabv.org. Includes martial arts, hockey, ice skating, gym, fitness, pool and dance studio.
Skateboarding & In-line Skating
Boulder Skate Park
30th Street at Arapahoe Avenue in Scott Carpenter Park, 303-442-2778 or 303-441-3429; www.bouldercolorado.gov.
Broomfield Skate Park
150 Spader Way, in Community Park, Broomfield. Open year-round. 720-887-8285; www.broomfield.org.
Erie Community Skate Park
450 Powers St., 303-926-2887; www.erieco.gov. Open 6am-10pm. Lights.
Kurt Carlson Skate Park
Located at Fourth Avenue and Railroad Avenue, Lyons, 303-823-8250; www.townoflyons.com. Open daily 8am-dusk.
Lafayette Skate Park
111 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette, 303-665-0469; www.cityoflafayette.com. Open daily dawn-9pm.
Longmont Skate Parks
Blue Skies Park, 1520 Mountain Drive; Rough & Ready Park, 301 E. 21st Ave.; Sandstone Ranch, 2525 State Highway 119; Stephen Day Park, 1340 Deerwood Drive; Longmont Recreation Center, 501 Quail Road. www.ci.longmont.co.us.
Louisville Skate Park
964 West Via Appia, Louisville. 303-666-7400; www.louisvilleco.gov.
Nathan Lazarus Skate Park
145 E. First St., Nederland, 303-258-3266; www.nathanlazarusskatepark.com.
Superior Skate Park
At the South Pool and Park, 3300 Huron Peak Ave., 303-499-3675; www.superior colorado.gov.
Outdoor pools usually close in late August or near Labor Day, but call or check online for specific dates if not listed below.
Bob L. Burger Recreation Center
111 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette, 303-665-0469; www.cityoflafayette.com. Lap, leisure, splashdown pools. Aqua Climb climbing wall available during open-swim hours.
Boulder Parks & Recreation
- East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Drive, 303-441-4400.
- North Boulder Recreation Center, 3170 Broadway, 303-413-7260.
- Scott L. Carpenter Outdoor Pool, 1505 30th St. 303-441-3427. Open through Sept. 14.
- South Boulder Recreation Center, 1360 Gillaspie Drive, 303-441-3448.
- Spruce Outdoor Pool, 2102 Spruce St., 303-441-3426. Open through Oct. 6.
Longmont Public Pools
- Centennial Indoor Pool, 1201 Alpine St., 303-651-8406.
- Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Road, 303-774-4800. Leisure and lap pools.
Louisville Recreation Center
900 W. Via Appia, 303-666-7400; www.louisvillerecreation.com. Leisure and lap pools.
YMCA of Boulder Valley
- Arapahoe Branch, 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, 303-664-5455; www.ymcabv.org.
- Mapleton Center, 2850 Mapleton Ave., 303-442-2778; Ed & Ruth Lehman Center, 950 Lashley St., Longmont, 303-776-0370; www.ymcabv.org.
Tennis Courts (Boulder)
To reserve city of Boulder courts, visit www.BPRsports.org. Recreation center courts can be reserved in person, over the phone or online.
1220 Eisenhower Drive, 2 courts. Baseline Middle School 700 20th St., 2 courts.
Baseline Middle School
700 20th St., 2 courts.
Centennial Middle School
2205 Norwood Ave., 8 courts.
900 Baseline Road, 1 court.
Columbine Elementary School
2200 Glenwood Drive, 2 courts.
East Boulder Community Center
5660 Sioux Drive, 5 courts, 1 practice wall; 303-441-4400.
Fairview High School
1515 Greenbriar Blvd., 8 courts.
400 Spruce St., 2 courts.
Manhattan Middle School
290 Manhattan Drive, 4 courts.
3600 Dartmouth Ave., 2 courts.
North Boulder Recreation Center
3170 N. Broadway, 4 courts, lights; 303-413-7260.
3000 N. Redwood Place, 2 courts.
Platt Middle School
6096 Baseline Road, 2 courts.
South Boulder Recreation Center
1360 Gillaspie Drive, 4 courts; 303-441-3448.
Tom Watson (IBM) Park
6300 IBM Drive, 4 courts, lights.
30th Street and Baseline Road, 2 courts.
Paved MultiUse Paths
Bear Creek Path
(southwest-northeast) Follows Bear Creek from the CU Research Park (Foothills Parkway and Colorado Avenue) to the corner of Table Mesa Drive and Broadway.
Boulder Creek Path
(east-west) Follows Middle Boulder Creek from Fourmile Canyon to near Cherryvale Road on the east. Trail is congested at times, with speed limits posted in certain areas.
Broadway Boogie Trail
(north-south) A main artery, this multiuse path follows Broadway from Greenbriar Boulevard in the south to its connection with the Boulder Creek Path near Boulder High School.
(east-west) Runs between the Baseline/Cherryvale intersection and CU. A commuter-path branch heads north at Foothills Parkway and continues on to Jay Road via Cottonwood Trail.
Lykins Gulch, Longmont
This 1-mile trail runs from Golden Ponds just south of St. Vrain Greenway to and under Airport Road. Wetlands and ponds border each side of trail. No public access outside of Golden Ponds. Check www.ci.longmont.co.us/parks for current trail information.
St. Vrain Greenway, Longmont
Almost fully open after flood recovery, this 8-mile trail runs from Golden Ponds Park and Nature Area at the western end to Sandstone Ranch District Park at the eastern end. Additional trailheads are located at Roger’s Grove/Boulder County Fairgrounds. Check www.bit.com/ly/flood-info for updated trail closure information.
Cherryvale and Baseline. 3.4 miles one way; easy. Bikes and dogs allowed (on leash, off leash with Voice and Sight tag) on some sections.
Mapleton Avenue and Fourth Street. Mt. Sanitas network (5 miles of trails), Red Rocks network (3 miles of trails); moderate to difficult trails. Dogs allowed (on leash, off leash with Voice and Sight tag). No bikes.
CHAUTAUQUA TRAILHEAD/GREGORY CANYON TRAILHEAD
Chautauqua Park. Almost 30 miles of trails; easy to difficult; access to the Flatirons, Green Mountain, Flagstaff Mountain, Realization Point, Chapman Trailhead, Boulder Creek by Sixth Street, NCAR Trailhead. Dogs allowed on most trails (on leash, off leash with Voice and Sight tag). No bikes.
DOUDY DRAW TRAILHEAD
Highway 170, west of Highway 93. Over 20 miles of trails; easy to moderate; connecting to Flatirons Vista Trailhead, Greenbelt Plateau Trailhead, Marshall Mesa Trailhead. Bikes and dogs allowed (on leash, off leash with Voice and Sight tag) on some trails.
FLATIRONS VISTA TRAILHEAD/GREENBELT PLATEAU TRAILHEAD/MARSHALL MESA TRAILHEAD
Highways 128 and 93, Highways 170 and 93. Over 20 miles of trails; easy to moderate; connecting the three trailheads and Doudy Draw Trailhead. Bikes and dogs allowed (on leash, off leash with Voice and Sight tag) on some trails.
On U.S. 36 just north of Boulder, by the cement plant. Over 10 miles of easy trails, connecting to Boulder Valley Ranch. Bikes and dogs allowed (on leash, off leash with Voice and Sight tag) on some trails.
West of Lyons. Over 13 miles of trails; moderate to difficult. No dogs. Bikes allowed on some trails.
HEIL VALLEY RANCH
South of Lyons. Almost 15 miles of trails; easy to moderate. No dogs. Bikes allowed on some trails.
NCAR parking lot. Over 15 miles of trails; moderate to difficult; connecting to Enchanted Mesa Trailhead and Gregory Canyon Trailhead; access to Bear Peak, South Boulder Peak, and Royal Arch. Hiking; dogs allowed on most trails (on leash, off leash with Voice and Sight tag). No bikes.
SOUTH MESA TRAILHEAD (CURRENT INTERMITTENT CLOSURES)
Highway 170, west of Highway 93. Over 25 miles of trails; easy to moderate; connecting to South Boulder Creek West Trailhead and NCAR Trailhead. Dogs allowed on most trails (on leash, off leash with Voice and Sight tag). No bikes.
TELLER FARM NORTH TRAILHEAD
Valmont between 75th and 95th Streets. Over 5 miles of easy trails, connecting to East Boulder Trail at White Rocks Trailhead and Teller Farm South Trailhead. Bikes and dogs allowed (on leash, off leash with Voice and Sight tag) on some trails.
Off Flagstaff Road past Gross Reservoir. Over 11 miles of trails; moderate. Dogs allowed on leash. Bikes allowed on some trails.
WONDERLAND LAKE TRAILHEAD
Broadway and Sumac Avenue. 6.5 miles of easy trails; connecting to Four Mile Creek Trailhead and Foothills Trailhead. Dogs allowed on leash. Bikes allowed on some trails.
Mountain Man Outdoor Store
20 Lakeview Drive, #111, Nederland, 303-258-3295; www.mountainmangear.com. Ready to help you start your adventure! Carries gear for many outdoor activities, including hiking, backpacking, and camping, and also for light archery, frisbee golf, gold panning, and much more. Helpful staff is always available to offer expert advice.
SMALL PLANET EBIKES
724 Main St., Longmont, Unit A 303-532-2879; www.smallplanetebikes.com. Small Planet EBikes sells electric bicycles for fun and environmentally responsible transportation. Test rides and rentals offered, as well as assembly and repair services. Currently carrying Pedgo, BULLS, Easy Motion, IZIP, Felt, Kalkhoff, Stromer and more.
Front Range Anglers
2344 Pearl St., 303-494-1375; www.front rangeanglers.com. Fly shop and online fly-fishing store features top brands like Sage, Simms, Scott, Fishpond, Hatch, Ross, Winston, Renzetti and many more. FRA offers full-service, guided fly-fishing trips in Boulder, along the Front Range, on private waters, and—their specialty—in Rocky Mountain National Park daily.
2525 Arapahoe Ave., in The Village shopping center, 303-443-1822; www.mcguckin.com. With the “world’s largest hardware selection,” McGuckin carries everything for Colorado fishing, including night crawlers; a huge selection of flies and fly-tying materials; rods, reels, tackle and gear; and fishing maps and pocket guides, from popular suppliers such as Daiwa, Ross Reel, Shimano, Simms and St. Croix.
3151 Walnut St., 303-440-3441; www.fittec.net. This training facility specializes in EMS (electrical muscle stimulation), which activates muscles using electric impulses during workouts. Used for weight-loss, strength training and recovery from injuries, this new technology is done in short, low-impact sessions with assistance from professional trainers. Twenty-minute sessions are recommended once or twice a week, depending on fitness goals.
Rallysport Health & Fitness
2727 29th St. 303-449-4800; www.rallysportboulder.com. This private facility offers aerobics and yoga classes; group and individual weight training with certified instructors; strength-training equipment; a cardiovascular room with elliptical and rowing machines, Stairmasters, Nordic Track and treadmills; a spinning facility; racquet sports; massage; year-round indoor and outdoor lap pools and a children’s splash pool.
CHIPETA SOLAR SPRINGS RESORT
304 S. Lena St., Ridgway. 970-626-3737. www.chipeta.com. After a long day of singletrack in the majestic San Juans or kayaking the Uncompahgre River, let muscles soak in the solar-heated thermal hot pools of Chipeta Solar Springs Resort. Pools are kept at 103 degrees. The resort offers yoga classes, swimming area and sauna in addition to hotel conveniences.
Mile High Gliding
5534 Independence Road, 303-527-1122; www.milehighgliding.com. Provides a variety of scenic, 15-, 25- and 40-minute flights over Boulder and beautiful nearby terrain (Flatirons, Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park) in high-performance sail planes with FAA-certified commercial pilots. Also offers balloon, warbird and aerobatic rides, glider rentals and lessons in both introductory and intensive packages. Gift certificates available.
Yoga & Bodywork
1100 Spruce St., 303-440-1992; 2905 Pearl Street (in Whole Foods), 303-545-6611. www.bodyworkbistro.com. Walk-in massage studio offers chair massage, table massage and mat bodywork. Yoga, qigong and movement classes available; check online or call for the schedule. Membership program offers huge savings on massages, yoga and qigong. Events and workshops are at the Living Arts Center, 3825 Iris Ave., Suite 300, 303-413-1992.
Shoshoni Yoga Retreat
On Shoshoni Camp Road, Rollinsville, 303-642-0116; www.shoshoni.org; Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram, off Eldorado Springs Drive at Colorado Route 67, Eldorado Springs, 303-249-1671, www.eldoradoyoga.org. These two centers (plus one in Kona, Hawaii) offer revitalizing yoga retreats, classes and teacher training year-round. Day retreats, overnight retreats or longer stays include daily yoga and meditation classes, lodging and delicious vegetarian meals.