Muddy Dowdy Draw trail

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 has created muddy conditions that can cause damage to popular trails and nearby plant life.

When snow melts or rainfall washes across trails, visitors sometimes travel around muddy trail sections, which can lead to the widening of trails and the trampling of adjacent vegetation. To prevent natural resource and trail damage, OSMP has closed the Marshall Mesa, Greenbelt Plateau, Flatirons Vista, Doudy Draw and Lefthand trailheads. OSMP has also closed access points near those trailheads, along with the following trails:

  • Marshall Valley
  • Coal Seam
  • Marshall Mesa
  • Community Ditch
  • Cowdrey Draw
  • Greenbelt Plateau
  • High Plains
  • Flatirons Vista North
  • Flatirons Vista South
  • Prairie Vista
  • Doudy Draw
  • Springbrook Loop North and South
  • Goshawk Ridge
  • Fowler
  • Left Hand

OSMP Rangers and trail staff will regularly monitor closed trails and trailheads, and will reopen them when conditions improve. For more information on OSMP trails, go to osmp.org or call the department at 303-441-3440.