The Sanitas Valley trail has opened back up but still in need of some work

The Sanitas Valley Trail will be closed from mid-January through May for trail repairs.

Starting as early as Tuesday, Jan. 20, the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will begin repairs to the Sanitas Valley Trail, which sustained significant damage from the 2013 floods.

The Sanitas Valley Trail, except for two small segments that connect with other trails, will be closed as the department re-grades and resurfaces the flood-damaged trail, and completes drainage repairs. A map of the trail closure is available osmp.org.

The Mount Sanitas, East Ridge, Goat and Dakota Ridge trails will remain open during the trail repairs. Heavy equipment will be used in some of the areas that remain open, and visitors should exercise caution while accessing those areas. OSMP will reopen the Sanitas Valley Trail when the repair efforts are completed, which is expected to occur in May.

For more information about OSMP’s 145-mile trail system and ongoing trail projects, visit www.osmp.org or call 303-441-3440.