East Boulder Trail – Gunbarrel Farm/ White Rocks Trail
The open space and White Rocks Trailhead provide access to the same area from two different directions. In the north, the open land rises on a high prairie bluff and is one of the best places in the area to find nesting Grasshopper Sparrows in summer, along with the likes of Western Kingbird, Horned Lark, and Blue Grosbeak. Traveling south, the trail drops down to cross the creek, where Tree Swallow, Warbling Vireo, and Bullock’s Oriole nest. Near the White Rocks Trailhead, eastern birds like Orchard Oriole and Least Flycatcher have sometimes set up shop, alongside southwestern species such as Black-chinned Hummingbird and Bushtit. Please note: dogs are not allowed at the White Rocks Nature Preserve.
Directions: From Denver: take US Hwy 36 west toward Boulder and exit CO 157/Foothills Parkway north to CO 119/Diagonal Highway. Go northeast out of town on CO 119 to Jay Rd. Go east on Jay Rd. for 3 miles to 75th St. Head north on 75th St. for about 0.25 miles to Heatherwood Dr. Go northeast on Heatherwood to Cambridge St. Heatherwood will curve north and then west; Cambridge is just before Heatherwood heads west. Go north on Cambridge St. and parking is at the end of the road, at the corner of Cambridge St. and Boulderado Dr. (where the East Boulder Trail begins).
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations. Dogs are not permitted in the White Rocks Nature Preserve or within 100 yards of Teller Lake.
Parking: Street parking
Lodging: Hotels in Boulder
Handicapped Access: ADA access is located at the southernmost part of the trail, starting north of Valmont Rd.
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