The bike path continues down the hill to the Boulder Creek Path. Turn east onto the creek path and see a "rest stop," complete with a drinking fountain, interpretive signage about Boulder floods, a sitting area, and integrated art work.
Internationally-known landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead Jr. recommended to the city in 1910 that park land be created along Boulder Creek through the middle of town. In the 1980s the city built the creek path and restored the fish habitat by pooling water behind rock weirs.
The creek path extends more than five miles from the mouth of Boulder Canyon to the Stazio Ball Fields past 55th Street, winding through natural areas like the university property between 17th Street and Folsom Street.
Continue east past the modern Boulder High School, which was founded in 1877 as the State Preparatory School to prepare young people wishing to enter the University of Colorado. The building today dates from 1937, with many subsequent additions.