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02/17/2015 02:52 PM


The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department is undergoing major changes.  With the retirement of the OSMP Director and OSMP's management team gone, Interim Director Tracy Winfree has taken the bull by the horns and is moving on the significant number of promises made by the outgoing Director.  It seems the logjam of progress has broken through and we have plenty to keep tabs on in 2015.

12/11/2014 07:14 PM

At the Tuesday night meeting of the Open Space Board of Trustees (OSBT), a vote of 4-1 approved opening a link between Neva Rd and 36, over the hill to almost Left Hand Canyon Drive which provides an important trail link between Boulder and Heil.

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12/18/2014 09:44 AM

Runners, cyclists and hikers in Boulder County will soon have new trails to look forward to exploring.

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently approved a $4.4 million grant for the county to extend the Boulder Creek Path, connecting it to the Betasso Link trailheads.

12/18/2014 09:40 AM

The Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, Boulder County's advocate for improving the trail experience for all trail users in Boulder County, had a busy trail building and maintenance season in 2014. Lending our hand primarily to help rebuild our trails after the 2013 flood, we organized and led 19 trail projects involving 344 volunteers, contributing 1,766 hours of trail work. This equates to a roughly $35,000 donation to the City of Boulder, Boulder County, US Forest Service, and Town of Erie.

08/25/2014 01:24 PM

Within the next month or so, CDOT will close the South Boulder Creek Trail where it crosses under Highway 36. CDOT is widening the bridge and does not want people going under the bridge during construction. The widening project may last for a year, though the period of closure may be shorter. CDOT is working with OSMP to identify possible alternative routes, including perhaps going through the CU Buffalo run course (quite far West of the underpass that is being closed).


05/13/2014 07:52 AM

Monday, May 12, 2014
Media Contacts:
Phillip Yates, Open Space and Mountain Parks, 720-564-2051
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155

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...

04/07/2014 08:57 AM

Poaching southside Heil will delay reopening of this trail.

The repair work to regain access to the south side of Heil Valley Ranch is going well.... Except for one thing.

Boulder County Transportation crews have been working to rebuild the road back to the parking lot and caretaker's residence. Their safety protocol: If they see a human who isn't supposed to be there, they stop work and call the sheriff or BCPOS ranger staff. They do not restart work again until they...

10/11/2013 09:48 AM



Boulder County Transportation - Letter to Cycling Community

Boulder County Transportation requesting that cyclists refrain from using roadways under construction in the mountains and foothills

08/13/2013 06:07 AM


07/22/2013 10:22 AM

Beginning July 22, Community Ditch Trail will be closed at State Highway 93. The closure is likely to last for most of the next year in order to facilitate the installation of an underpass that will allow trail users to cross SH 93 without mixing with highway traffic. All trails in the area will remain open for use, but may offer only an out and back experience during the closure. There will be extensive construction activity in the area of the underpass and the department asks that all...