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 repair work on a trail segment just south of Bluebell Road. That section of the Mesa Trail sustained significant damage during the September flood.
OSMP also reopened the Sanitas Valley Trail this week. All trails on Mount Sanitas are now open.
As of today, OSMP has reopened about 92 percent of its flood-damaged trail system. For the latest information on open trails and climbing areas, go to OSMP.org and access maps in the “Post-Flood Information” box.
It is important for users to remember that current OSMP trail conditions are far different from pre-flood conditions. Dangers include unseen hazards and large segments of trail surfaces that are rough, uneven and gullied. It is strongly recommended that visitors limit their activities to daylight hours and remain on-trail.
Only a few Boulder area trails remain closed. Check out the current listings on OSMP’s website https://bouldercolorado.gov/pages/osmp-trails9-21