Teller Farm- East Boulder
Darby’s Top Reasons to Love This Hike:
1. This easy 2 mile (one way) trail can be accessed either from Arapahoe Road or from Valmont Road and goes through an actual working farm. You can continue along north to connecting trail White Rocks Nature Preserve (no dogs), past Valmont, and continue to lower Boulder Creek Conservation Area (where you can view bald eagles, golden eagles, northern harriers, red tail hawks, prairie falcons, belted kingfishers and great blue herons) to East Boulder Trail and terminate at 95th and Gunbarrel,at the Gunbarrel Trail head for a total of 6.15 miles one way.
2. The views of the Flatirons and the mountains north and west of Boulder are gorgeous any time of year, but especially in the fall when the distant tree leaves turn colors that range from a golden amber to a crimson red.
3. Share the trail with horseback riders, bikers and the occasional head of cattle (remember, this is a working farm). View the farm horses on the other side of the fence. They may even come over and say“hey”.
4. Conveniently located in east Boulder, you don’t have to drive into the mountains to get a good walk into your schedule. The trails are wide and can accommodate a lot of traffic. Dogs are welcome off leash according to OSMP rules.
5. Meander through the trail, there isn’t any water to romp around in (there is a drainage ditch, but my people won’t let me play in it), dogs need to be on leash near the Teller Lake. Good for a walk all year round, there isn’t any tree shade, so the heat of the summer is a bit hot,especially without any swimming holes to cool off in.
Starting and Ending Elevation:5220 feet
Skill level: Easy
Dogs: Yes, off leash according to OSMP rules and regulations
Bikes and Horses: Yes
Bathrooms: Yes, at the Arapahoe parking lot
Picnic Tables: Yes, at the Arapahoe parking lot
Directions from Boulder: east on either Valmont or Arapahoe Roads, just past 75th Street, before 95th Street. Follow the signs to Teller Farm parking lot.