Tagged: Trail

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Chapman Drive Trail reopens connecting Flagstaff & Boulder Canyon

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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South Boulder Creek West Trailhead closed for improvements

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.

Greenbriar Bluestem Connector Trail to Open in December 0

Greenbriar Bluestem Connector Trail to Open in December

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.

Coalton Trailhead, Meadowlark Trail now open completing Dirty Bismarck loop 1

Coalton Trailhead, Meadowlark Trail now open completing Dirty Bismarck loop

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.

Biker along the Meadowlark Trail 2

Mayhoffer-Singletree Trail

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

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.

Giving Back: Volunteer Opportunities in June 0

Giving Back: Volunteer Opportunities in June

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...

Big Dry Creek East Westminster 2

Big Dry Creek East Westminster

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.

Wonderland Lake Lollipop from Fleet Feet Boulder 0

Wonderland Lake Lollipop from Fleet Feet Boulder

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.

Saturday Morning Social 1

Saturday Morning Social

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.

Active at Altitude: Trail Running Weekend

Active at Altitude: Trail Running Weekend

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 Mesa is Muddy

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