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Trail Notifications for Fourth of July Weekend

Posted on02. Jul, 2015

If you are looking to stay in the area and get out and explore the wildflowers and open spaces, be sure to note these trail openings and closures for this weekend and beyond. If you get out on the trails and are taking pictures to share on social media be sure to tag them with #BoCo_Trails! Flagstaff […]

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The Royal Arch is quickly accessible from Chautauqua Park

Royal Arch Trail closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays Through May for repairs

Posted on16. Apr, 2015

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will begin weekday closures of the Royal Arch Trail starting next week so trail crews can rebuild steep sections of the trail. Royal Arch Trail will be closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays starting April 21 – May 6 The trail will remain open Thursday through […]

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The Bear Peak trail has a short respite before kicking it up a notch to get to the summit of Bear Peak

Five Trails for Hill Running and Mountain Training

Posted on08. Apr, 2015

If you are looking to improve your overall fitness and trail racing prowess this year, incorporate these mountain runs into your regular training regime. They will not only boost your ego, but also make you a stronger, fitter runner.

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Travel and run in Iceland: Run the World Adventures

Experience trail running vacations from around the world

Posted on02. Apr, 2015

Before you completely fill your summer and fall race calendar you may want to seriously consider booking a running holiday that combines your sense of travel and adventure with your love of running. Run the World Adventures, a consortium of the worlds top trail running vacation providers, caters to various levels of fitness, running experience […]

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Sanitas Valley Trail to close for trail repairs

Posted on13. Jan, 2015

Starting as early as Tuesday, Jan. 20, the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will begin repairs to the Sanitas Valley Trail, which sustained significant damage from the 2013 floods. The Sanitas Valley Trail, except for two small segments that connect with other trails, will be closed as the department re-grades and […]

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OSMP trails open again after muddy conditions

Posted on21. Nov, 2014

These trails have been re-opened again. It’s that time of the season again. Alternating cold and warm weather patterns play havoc on the snowmelt and trails. So the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department today closed multiple trailheads and trails because melting snow has created muddy conditions that can cause damage to popular […]

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Royal Arch Trail Reopens Again

Posted on07. Nov, 2014

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will reopen the Royal Arch Trail, a popular Boulder trail that sustained significant damage during the 2013 September floods, on Saturday, Nov. 8. For more than a century, the Royal Arch Trail has allowed Boulder residents to hike to locations that provide breathtaking vistas […]

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Anemone Trail closed for construction

Posted on08. Jul, 2014

Starting on Monday, July 7, the Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will begin a trail project that will extend the Anemone Trail west of Boulder and also restore native vegetation in the trail area. The completed trail project will provide about 3.2 miles of designated trail access for pedestrians and equestrians along the […]

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Runners gather in support of a public track

Posted on28. Jun, 2014

Runners en mass came out on Thursday night to show support for a including a public ‘running surface’  in the  Valmont City Park Concept Plan. There are 500 acres of land still to be developed south of Valmont road and the hope is incorporate a mix of multi-use facilities. The run was organized by the Valmont .25 initiative as an […]

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Rebuild Flood Damaged trails on National Trails Day

Posted on12. May, 2014

Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks is looking for 50 volunteers to help restore the East Boulder/White Rocks Trail in Gunbarrel on June 7th, for National Trails Day. Restoration of this flood damaged trail will involve moving crusher fines with wheelbarrows then laying and shaping the trail surface. The project will last between 9am and 4pm and […]

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Snow and mud will close trails Tuesday

Posted on12. May, 2014

Open Space and Mountain Parks to close numerous trails because of snowy and muddy conditions The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will close multiple trailheads and trails across its system tomorrow, Tuesday, May 13, because recent rain and melting snow have caused area trails to become extremely muddy. OSMP is taking this step […]

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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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