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Posted on10. May, 2013
Muddy Trail Closures effective May 9, 2013 – Marshall Mesa, Greenbelt Plateau, Flatirons Vista and Doudy Draw All trails in the Marshall Mesa, Greenbelt Plateau, Flatirons Vista and Doudy Draw areas are closed because of extremely muddy conditions. This includes: Greenbelt Plateau, High Plains, Marshall Valley, Marshall Mesa, Community Ditch (East & West), Cowdrey Draw, [...]
Posted on08. May, 2013
An additional 2.4 miles of the Coal Creek Trail opened today to pedestrians, bicyclists and equestrians closing the gap between Lafayette and Erie. The new partial trail opening starts at the current terminus of the Rock Creek Regional Trail near 120th Street in Lafayette and ends about a half-mile north of the trail underpass at [...]
Posted on25. Jan, 2013
The National Park Service in celebrating 50 Years of Protection has released a series of videos including one about Rocky Mountain National Park just outside of Estes Park, CO. Adventure athlete, local Boulderite and Newton Running Ambassador Ian Adamson can be seen running along the trails with ultra-marathon runner Kara Henry as they explore the trails in [...]
Posted on22. Jan, 2013
Despite the snow a few weeks back and the cold spell we just endured, many front range trails are in fairly great shape for running. Today I ran up the Mesa Trail from Chautauqua Park to the north fork of Shanahan Ridge, down to Cragmoor, north through the neighborhoods to connect with the Bear Canyon [...]
Posted on16. Jan, 2013
Active at Altitude, the unique residential training retreat in Estes Park, Colorado, has announced the 2013 dates for its popular one-week women’s running and conditioning camps. The camps are exciting opportunities for women runners looking to take their running to the next level for any race distance up to marathon, or to renew a connection to the joy of running. 2013 marks the 5th year of the camps, which have developed a reputation for educating, inspiring, and providing a safe environment for women runners of all abilities to challenge boundaries and form new friendships.
Posted on04. Jan, 2013
Chapman Drive Trail, aka Flagstaff Summit Road, which connects Boulder Canyon Drive at the Red Lion Inn to Flagstaff Road via the north side of Flagstaff Mountain will now be open thanks to several initiatives that are now complete.
In December, Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks removed old rotting pipes from the cattle guard and reconstructed the switchback about a mile down from Realization point which had collapsed in two places. The city recently purchased the Schnell property in order to complete the plans to finish the Chapman Drive Trail and finally the bridge connecting Boulder Canyon Drive to the Red Lion Inn was rebuilt after it was destroyed two and a half years ago due to heavy floods.
Posted on08. Apr, 2012
With the shared vision of the Boulder Area Trails Coalition, City Councilwoman Becker, and Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks, there may soon be an over 30 mile loop made of trails circling the city of Boulder.
Posted on12. Mar, 2012
Beginning March 12th, 2012 theSouth Boulder Creek West Trailhead will be closed for improvements. Boulder County Open Space and Mountain Parks expects the closure to last between 3 weeks to a month. The trailhead, just west of Highway 93, 1/2 mile before Eldorado Springs Drive as you head out of town serves as a popular starting point for the South Boulder Creek and the Big Bluestem trails.
Posted on16. Mar, 2011
The Boulder County Transportation and Parks and Open Space departments, along with the Town of Superior, have announced that the Coalton Trailhead and the new Meadowlark Trail at McCaslin Boulevard and Coalton Road are now open.
Posted on21. Dec, 2010
The well groomed Mayhoffer-Singletree trail ambles through the natural grasslands of Boulder County open space offering views of the eastern valley and the front range peaking over the rolling hills to the west. With less than a hundred feet of gain, the trail is easy and fun to navigate on bike or foot.
Posted on06. Dec, 2010
Running with kids is a great way to get your exercise in and expose them to the brave new world. While the trails closer to the foothills can be rocky, narrow and too bumpy for little ones, trails along the plains tend to be smoother, wider and flat with relatively little elevation gain. Here are a few trails that work well for strollers.
Posted on08. Nov, 2010
The 8.5mi trail loop at Walker Ranch is a local favorite for Mountain Biking and trail running due to its technical and scenic trail and to its proximity to Downtown Boulder. But the often overlooked Meyer’s Homestead Trail, adjacent to the parking area for Walker Ranch, can offer a quiet and splendid experience for those looking to run something a little less traveled.
Posted on12. Sep, 2010
The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks department (OSMP), in cooperation with several firefighting agencies, has closed some trails, areas and trailheads in western Boulder. The closures are due to wildfire operations, extreme fire conditions and expected high winds. The areas will be closed until further notice. Citations are being issued for violations. [...]
Posted on30. Jul, 2010
Runners can expect a rockin’ tour to roll through Denver on October 17th as the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon & ½ Marathon will feature redesigned race route. The course will feature several newly inspired sections of the race route, including more scenic tours of the parks and a loop past the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Posted on25. Nov, 2009
You are the elite runner!
The 5K invitational races are based on 10K finish times in the 2009 DICK’S Sporting Goods BolderBOULDER in two minute increments from 38 to 62 minutes. For example, runners who ran the BolderBOULDER 10K in 44:00-45:59 are invited to that ColderBOLDER 5K race.