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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Posted on23. Jun, 2013
Enjoying a great run and a great beer often go hand in hand. It can be about the journey, enjoying each step and sip, getting to know the subtleties and complexities of each, some appeal to a distinct palette, others are smooth and refreshing and appealing enough to enjoy every day. We enjoy both to get […]
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 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 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 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 on08. Feb, 2010
Three people died Saturday afternoon in the fiery midair collision of two small planes in the skies north of town, but three others escaped unharmed after the pilot of a glider being towed by one of the aircraft cut loose, maneuvered through a fireball and landed safely. Trails effected are: The Hidden Valley, Degge, Mesa Reservoir, Cobalt, and Eagle (closed from the valley to the west) trails are closed until further notice.
Posted on29. Oct, 2009
It seems in Boulder we have been waiting all year for it to snow. There have several false starts to our snowy season, but its been light at best. Until now. The social network has been all a twitter with updates about the snow. All the discussion was getting me pumped to get out.