FIDOS is a non-profit Boulder Colorado based organization created in 1994 for and by dog-owners who were concerned about maintaining access to Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks.

 FIDOS works collaboratively with our city’s land managers to ensure dog-walking access for future generations through responsible dog guardianship and protection of our natural areas.


Below is a summary of guidelines from the OSMPs website from April 15 2020.   

Stay-up-to-date: Visit OSMP’s interactive trails map to see historic data that shows areas of high and low use, OSMP trails that are wider than 6 feet and trail areas with suggested one-way/directional travel.

  • Text “OSMP” to 888-777 to receive important open space updates.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
  • Visit OSMPTrails.org  to see historic data that shows areas of high and low open space use and trails that are wider than 6 feet. See when trails are busiest through our Visitation Data Explorer.

Think twice before recreating? 

  • Follow stay-at-home orders and protect each other.
  • Stay home as much as possible, and do not go into public if you are sick.
  • If you still plan to recreate, go with members of your family or your household only.
  • Plan to wear face coverings – even in open space and parks areas.
  • Avoid travel and unnecessary car rides. Visit areas as close to home as possible.
  • Avoid busy open space trails and trailheads. If you do visit open space, leave early or arrive late to avoid crowds.
  • If a parking lot is full, move on. Protect open space rangers, police officers, firefighters, medical personnel and parks maintenance staff. Don’t take any risks!

If you still plan to visit

  • Keep the space” in open space and our parks. Stay more than 6 feet away from anyone not in your household. That is about the length of a bicycle or a pair of skis.
  • Don’t forget to bring a face covering to help protect others.
  • Stay on open space trails and walk through mud but step off the trail to let others pass.
  • Announce yourself when passing others from behind
  • Remove your trash and pick up after your dog. Due to increased visitation, leashes are encouraged in Voice and Sight areas. 
  • Leave park equipment untouched. Wash your hands. Cover coughs and sneezes into your elbows. Don’t shake hands.