Four Mile Boulder Creek Path Loop
Whenever I visit Boulder, I look forward to running along the Boulder Creek Path. But on this visit, I was faced with the dilemma of where to run in Boulder when I was up long before the sun.
Starting at the Millennium Hotel, I ran west along Arapahoe Avenue, which is a main street that is pretty well lit. Near the hotel it is lined with shopping centers, but further west it turns into a neighborhood street. I ran along the back of Eben G. Fine park, and then cut over to Boulder Canyon Drive and headed back into the city. When I’ve done this run before I’ve been able to run through the park, but this time it was completely closed due to the recent flooding. 🙁
By the time I was past the park, the sky was getting light enough to run along Boulder Creek Path. Most of the path was open, but there still were a few detours around underpasses that weren’t cleared yet.
This sign was buried under rubble between the path and the creek!
By the time I was back at the hotel I had run 4.35 miles, but I kept going so I could get a better view of the Flatirons.
It’s always fun to look at the Garmin elevation data after running in Boulder!
On this route, a negative split is nearly guaranteed!
How do you figure out where to run when you are visiting a new city?