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Chapman Drive reopens

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department today reopened the entire length of Chapman Drive after completing a six-month flood-recovery project to repair the popular trail. OSMP’s repairs along Chapman Drive fixed major trail erosion that was sustained during the September 2013 floods. The

OSMP trails open again after muddy conditions

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

Volunteers join Boulder's OSMP for trail building on National Trail Day.

Volunteers help repair damaged trails on National Trails Day

Forty-Eight volunteers helped the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department improve the East Boulder-White Rock Rocks Trail on National Trails Day June 7. The volunteers shoveled and laid down 120 tons of crusher fines filling gullies on 2,080 feet of the East Boulder/White

Upper Big Bluestem trail reopens

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.

OSMP has reopened all of the Mesa Trail

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

Marshall Valley Trail closure over the weekend

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

Switzerland Trail and Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat

Trails & Beer: Rich Castro – Switzerland Trail

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.  [box type=”note” size=”large” icon=”none”]The Runner: Rich Castro The Trails: Switzerland Trail The Beer: Twisted

Trails & Beer: The Perfect Pairing

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

Trail Report for Mid-January

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,

Running with kids and a stroller

9 Great Trails for Running with Kids and Stroller

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.

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City closes trails due to Fourmile Canyon wildfire

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

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Temporary trail closures at Boulder Valley Ranch due to Plane Crash

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.