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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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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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