Boulder Creek has two distinct stretches with different regulations applying to each. From Eben G. Fine Park downstream to 55th Street, the creek is Catch and Release/Artificial Fly and Lure only. Above Eben G. Fine Park in Boulder Canyon, general state regulations apply.
Anglers will find the largest and smartest trout in the Catch and Release ...Getting there:
From the Denver Metro region, take Highway 36 into Boulder. Once in Boulder, Highway 36 becomes 28th street. Turn left on Canyon Blvd. (Hwy 119). At the west end of Boulder, Canyon Blvd. becomes Boulder Canyon. Numerous parking pullouts exist along Boulder Canyon (Hwy 119), with easy access to the creek as well as the bike path.
In Boulder, free parking is also available at Eben G. Fine Park. This park is located at the west end of Boulder, with parking accessible from Arapahoe Ave. Arapahoe Ave. is one block south of Canyon Blvd.
Additional parking is available at Scott Carpenter Park. This park is on 30th street between Arapahoe Rd. and Colorado Ave.
Off street parking is available near the Public library (Arapahoe and Broadway), and also to the north of the University off of 19th street.