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Chautauqua trail damage Boulder Flood

OSMP Trail Closures this Fall for Flood Repairs

Open Space and Mountain Parks to begin major flood-repair work in the coming weeks The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department this fall will begin two large projects to repair the Chautauqua Trail and trail sections south of the National Center

Sanitas Valley trail run Boulder, CO

Trail Notifications for Fourth of July Weekend

If you are looking to stay in the area and get out and explore the wildflowers and open spaces, be sure to note these trail openings and closures for this weekend and beyond. If you get out on the trails and are taking pictures to share

Sanitas Valley Trail to close 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

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Royal Arch Trail Reopens Again

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will reopen the Royal Arch Trail, a popular Boulder trail that sustained significant damage during the 2013 September floods, on Saturday, Nov. 8. For more than a century, the Royal Arch Trail has allowed

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Snow and mud will close trails Tuesday

Open Space and Mountain Parks to close numerous trails because of snowy and muddy conditions The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will close multiple trailheads and trails across its system tomorrow, Tuesday, May 13, because recent rain and melting snow have caused

OSMP is hiring for Trail Crew positions

The City of Boulder, Colorado Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) is seeking applications for seasonal Trails Crew Lead and Trails Crew Member positions for the 2014 field season.

OSMP provides a great opportunity to work on an extensive mountain and plains trail system for people seeking a challenging and engaging trail crew work opportunity.

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.

City to host open house on open space recovery progress

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will host an open house Monday, Oct. 21, to describe the department’s efforts to recover from the September flood. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Millennium Harvest House ballroom, 1345

TAB – Missing Link: Teller Farm to Dry Creek

  S9: Teller Farm South to Dry Creek Connector: Teller Farm to Dry Creek 3mi View Trail Around Boulder – TAB in a larger map [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157634136104506″] More photos on Flickr Description Pedestrians may cross Arapahoe and climb over a gate into a cattle

Open Space just south of the Baseline Reservoir

TAB – Missing Link: Dry Creek To South Boulder Rd

  S10: Dry Creek To South Boulder Road Connector: Dry Creek to South Boulder Road 1mi View Trail Around Boulder – TAB in a larger map Description The preferred route goes around the south side of Baseline Reservoir, on Open Space and Mountain Parks property.

View from proposed IBM Trail near Coot Lake

TAB-Missing Link: IBM Connector

  S7: Coot Lake to 75th Street and Lookout Road Connector: IBM Connector .92mi View Trail Around Boulder – TAB in a larger map Description A connection from Tom Watson Park to the Cottontail Trail is planned for construction in 2012 or 2013, as part

Early morning runner at the Eagle Trailhead

TAB-Missing Link: Eagle to 55th

  S3: Eagle To Coot Lake Connector: Eagle Trail to 55th .89mi   View Trail Around Boulder – TAB in a larger map   Description Currently people can connect Eagle trailhead with the 55th Street trailhead via 55th, a dirt road not often traveled by cars, but

Trail Around Boulder (TAB)

Local trail advocates have proposed a Trail Around Boulder (TAB) which would measure 34 to 37 miles circling around the city using mostly it’s existing trail system on Open Space and Mountain Parks. The idea was given more attention as Councilwoman KC Becker started advocating for

Chapman Drive

Chapman Drive Trail reopens connecting Flagstaff & Boulder Canyon

Chapman Drive Trail, aka Flagstaff Summit Road, which connects Boulder Canyon Drive at the Red Lion Inn to Flagstaff Road via the north side of Flagstaff Mountain will now be open thanks to several initiatives that are now complete.

In December, Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks removed old rotting pipes from the cattle guard and reconstructed the switchback about a mile down from Realization point which had collapsed in two places. The city recently purchased the Schnell property in order to complete the plans to finish the Chapman Drive Trail and finally the bridge connecting Boulder Canyon Drive to the Red Lion Inn was rebuilt after it was destroyed two and a half years ago due to heavy floods.