Tagged: Trail

Coal Creek trail opens another 2.4 miles

New section of Coal Creek Trail opens, closing the gap between Lafayette, Erie

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 […]

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Chapman Drive

Chapman Drive Trail reopens to connect Flagstaff Road with Boulder Canyon

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.

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BATCO Meeting on the Trail Around Boulder

Posted on23. Apr, 2012

Trail Around Boulder (TAB) Over the past year or so BATCO has been looking into a “Trail Around Boulder”, a marked multipurpose trail (with some restrictions on certain sections) consisting of existing trails which circumnavigate the city allowing visitors to explore further than the existing localized trail systems. Some good progress has been made in […]

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South Boulder Creek Trailhead

South Boulder Creek West Trailhead closed for improvements

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.

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Big Bluestem Trail

Greenbriar Bluestem Connector Trail to Open in December

Posted on29. Nov, 2011

Construction on the new Greenbriar Connector Trail began last fall. The trail is expected to be opened December 8, 2011., it was identified in the West TSA Plan. The connector will provide neighborhood access from Greenbriar Blvd to the Big Bluestem Trail near Thomas Lane.

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Biker along the Meadowlark Trail

Coalton Trailhead, Meadowlark Trail now open completing Dirty Bismarck loop

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.

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Biker along the Meadowlark Trail

Mayhoffer-Singletree Trail

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.

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Meyer’s Homestead Trail

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.

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Volunteers help to build new trail along the High Plains Trail in 2006

Giving Back: Volunteer Opportunities in June

Posted on28. May, 2010

Celebrate National Trails Day at Betasso Preserve on June 5 Join 120 volunteers as we celebrate National Trails Day and help construct the new Benjamin Trail, a multi-use path that will eventually connect to the existing loop trail at Betasso Preserve. Volunteer trail-builders will use hand tools to build new trail through forest groves and […]

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Big Dry Creek East Westminster

Posted on26. Oct, 2009

With the wind at my back and fresh legs the Big Dry Creek trail lulled me into a false sense of fitness. My legs turned over quickly and my breath was barely audible as I relaxed into the pace.

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Wonderland Lake Lollipop from Fleet Feet Boulder

Posted on19. Oct, 2009

The Fleet Feet Sports Fun run often does this 5.6 mile loop up around Wonderland Lake. A great run from downtown, or use it to connect to more trails to the North.

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Saturday Morning Social

Posted on18. Oct, 2009

I often run alone, so when my wife informed me she wasn’t going to join her regular Saturday morning running group, I was excited of the opportunity to get out and be social.

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Active at Altitude: Trail Running Weekend

Posted on13. Oct, 2009

Come to a great co-ed trail running weekend at Active at Altitude from October 16-18 with Adam Chase. Adam is a legendary trail runner who just came in second at the 2009 Trans Rockies run.

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Marshall Valley Trail

Marshall Mesa is Muddy

Posted on11. Oct, 2009

What I always seem to forget is how sticky the trails get along Marshall Mesa Trail, Community Ditch and Dowdy Draw. Its that wonderful soil that just like to build to a nice girth on the bottom of your shoe, making it very awkward to keep a decent stride. I

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Dowdy Draw Trail: Springbrook Loop to Gawshawk Trail

Posted on08. Oct, 2009

New additions to the Dowdy Draw Trail included a larger parking area, handicap accessible trails revisions to the Dowdy Draw trail and most notably the additions of the Springbrook Loop and Gawshawk trail providing superb views of the Boulder Valley and a peek into Eldorado Canyon.

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