Alun Evans, left, points out something in the rocks to Lauren Luce on Thursday at Boulder Falls. Boulder announced Thursday that the popular attraction west of the city had been reopened after a brief closure for repairs.

One of Boulder’s most popular staircases has some new steps, and they can now be ascended by the public.

Boulder Falls has reopened, city open space officials announced Thursday, after a brief closure for trail repairs of the outdoor attraction west of the city.

The work included building additional stairs, installing rails along the Boulder Falls Trail and constructing a fence along the highway adjacent to the area, a city news release stated.

The closure last month was quick compared to the five-year shutdown for rehabilitation of the area following historic flood damage in September 2013. Boulder Falls’ initial reopening last summer was celebrated by city officials.

Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks leaders encourage visitors to exercise caution and remain on trail while visiting the falls.

Additionally, visitors planning to hit open space properties accessible from Boulder Canyon are asked to check the state transportation department website at for updates on Colo. 119 road construction and canyon access.

For more information on Open Space and Mountain Parks trails, visit the interactive trails map at

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