S10: Dry Creek To South Boulder Road
Connector: Dry Creek to South Boulder Road 1mi
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The preferred route goes around the south side of Baseline Reservoir, on Open Space and Mountain Parks property. Because this is OSMP technically you can run along the property as long as you stay out of the private property around Baseline Reservoir.
A trail connection from the Dry Creek Trail to the Bobolink Trailhead, around the north side of Baseline Reservoir, was approved by the Open Space Board of Trustees in 1998. The Trustees directed Open Space and Mountain Parks staff to “investigate alignments to the south” if the northern alignment “is not workable or has to be placed adjacent to [Baseline] road”.
OSMP plans to build a trail around the north side of Baseline Reservoir as part of the East Trail Study Area Plan, but the time frame for that is still many years off.
The Trail Around Boulder is a 37 mile loop trail encircling the City of Boulder, Colorado, all on dirt. It passes through a wide variety of landscape and wildlife habitat, giving visitors a great tour of the ecological diversity of this beautiful area.
The Trail Around Boulder utilizes mostly existing trails, with only 7 new trail miles needed to complete the loop. Virtually all the connections are either already planned for construction, trivial to complete, or have been planned for many years but never built. Apart from road crossings and one railroad crossing, all the land needed to complete the Trail Around Boulder is already owned by the City.
The Trail Around Boulder is being promoted by the Boulder Area Trails Coalition, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes environmentally responsible, multi-use trails for everyone: hikers, runners, equestrians, mountain bikers, dog walkers, bird watchers, climbers, and YOU!
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