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OSMP Flood Restoration: Volunteer Trail Project

Posted on14. Apr, 2014

Many of OSMP’s trails were heavily impacted by the September 2013 flood event. When: Monday, April 28th 10am-4pm Many of OSMP’s trails were heavily impacted by the September 2013 flood event. Thirty volunteers are needed for this trail project. Restoration of this flood damaged trail will involve moving and setting rocks, moving fill material, ripping apart […]

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More Muddy Trail Closures March 7

Posted on08. Mar, 2014

Trailheads and Trails closed because of muddy conditions effective March 7, 2014 OSMP has closed the trailheads and trails listed below because of muddy conditions effective Friday, March 7. Please see the mud closure maps in the brown box. Staff will check trails daily and reopen them as conditions warrant. Please do not travel on […]

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OSMP is hiring for Trail Crew positions

Posted on07. Jan, 2014

The City of Boulder, Colorado Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) is seeking applications for seasonal Trails Crew Lead and Trails Crew Member positions for the 2014 field season.

OSMP provides a great opportunity to work on an extensive mountain and plains trail system for people seeking a challenging and engaging trail crew work opportunity.

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Upper Big Bluestem trail reopens

Posted on22. Dec, 2013

The opening of the re-routed Upper Big Bluestem Trail comes about eight months after OSMP crews began work to re-align the trail away from important stream corridors that provide habitats for black bears and other species.

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OSMP has reopened all of the Mesa Trail

Posted on03. Dec, 2013

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department reopened the last remaining closed section of the Mesa Trail today. The reopening of all sections of the popular trail – which stretches from the Chautauqua area to the South Mesa Trailhead near Eldorado Springs – comes after volunteers and OSMP trail crews completed […]

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Marshall Valley Trail closure over the weekend

Posted on23. Nov, 2013

The Marshall Valley Trail is closed due to a mine cave-in approximately 100 yards east of the trailhead. The Marshall Valley trail is the lower traverse heading east from the trailhead to where it connects with the community ditch at the bridge. The Marshall Mesa trail system sits on top of several old coal mines. […]

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City to host open house on open space recovery progress

Posted on16. Oct, 2013

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will host an open house Monday, Oct. 21, to describe the department’s efforts to recover from the September flood. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Millennium Harvest House ballroom, 1345 28th St. OSMP staff will kick off the meeting with […]

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Community Ditch Trail Closure effective July 28, 2013

Posted on25. Jul, 2013

Beginning in the evening on July 28, Community Ditch Trail will be closed at State Highway 93. The closure is likely to last for most of the next year in order to facilitate the installation of an underpass that will allow trail users to cross SH 93 without mixing with highway traffic. All trails in the area will […]

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Switzerland Trail and Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat

Trails & Beer: Rich Castro – Switzerland Trail

Posted on06. Jul, 2013

Part of the Trails & Beer: A Perfect Pair series where we asked local runners about their favorite places to run and to pair it with the beer in which they celebrate post-run.  Since Rich has lived in Boulder for over 42 years, he’s done his fair share of running in the area. Here are his top […]

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TAB – Missing Link: Teller Farm to Dry Creek

Posted on14. Jun, 2013

  S9: Teller Farm South to Dry Creek Connector: Teller Farm to Dry Creek 3mi View Trail Around Boulder – TAB in a larger map More photos on Flickr Description Pedestrians may cross Arapahoe and climb over a gate into a cattle pasture. Continue south across the pasture (you can walk on access roads most […]

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Open Space just south of the Baseline Reservoir

TAB – Missing Link: Dry Creek To South Boulder Rd

Posted on14. Jun, 2013

  S10: Dry Creek To South Boulder Road Connector: Dry Creek to South Boulder Road 1mi View Trail Around Boulder – TAB in a larger map Description The preferred route goes around the south side of Baseline Reservoir, on Open Space and Mountain Parks property. Because this is OSMP technically you can run along the […]

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TAB – Missing Link: 75th & Lookout to East Boulder Trail

Posted on13. Jun, 2013

  S8: 75th & Lookout to Teller Farm South Trailhead Connector: 75th and Lookout to East Boulder Trail .75mi View Trail Around Boulder – TAB in a larger map Description From 75th and Lookout Rd, trail users can access the East Boulder Trail via well-used undesignated trails. Status An official connection is needed, but not […]

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View from proposed IBM Trail near Coot Lake

TAB-Missing Link: IBM Connector

Posted on13. Jun, 2013

  S7: Coot Lake to 75th Street and Lookout Road Connector: IBM Connector .92mi View Trail Around Boulder – TAB in a larger map Description A connection from Tom Watson Park to the Cottontail Trail is planned for construction in 2012 or 2013, as part of the Longmont-to-Boulder Trail Project. This is an especially critical […]

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Early morning runner at the Eagle Trailhead

TAB-Missing Link: Eagle to 55th

Posted on13. Jun, 2013

  S3: Eagle To Coot Lake Connector: Eagle Trail to 55th .89mi   View Trail Around Boulder – TAB in a larger map   Description Currently people can connect Eagle trailhead with the 55th Street trailhead via 55th, a dirt road not often traveled by cars, but a trail alignment adjacent to the road would be preferable for […]

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TAB – Missing Link: Goat Connector

Posted on12. Jun, 2013

  S3: Centennial Trailhead to Linden Avenue Connector: Goat Trail 900 ft View Trail Around Boulder – TAB in a larger map More photos on Flickr Description The Goat Connector (named for old Mrs. Cunningham, who raise goats on the property and was known by local kids as the ‘Goat Lady’) heads north from the […]

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