High Plains Trail

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High Plains Trail is a great addition to the Marshall Valley trail network. It is a nice long segment of trail with fun flowing singletrack. This trail can be run as an out and back, or as part of the Dirty Bismarck loop. From the Greenbelt Plateau trailhead, the trail starts by gently going down through some short rock sections. Don't worry, these are not very technical. They will just bounce you around a little. After you cross a few gates and a bridge, you start your climbing to the end. The climbing is of a nice grade, not too steep! It includes some brief breaks in the climb as well. As you crest the last hill, you'll see the end at a gate and small parking area. If you want to continue on to Superior, go through the gate and turn right onto Coalton Trail. This area does fairly well over the winter, but can be deceiving. The muddy spots are usually hidden from the road and can be very sticky and fragile. Please make sure you check the trail meter! If you are headed back to the Greenbelt Plateau trailhead, get ready for some nice gentle downhill almost all the way back. In the summer, this trail can get HOT! There is no tree cover at all, so come prepared. Also, it can get really windy out on the trail. Eldorado Canyon causes a nice funnel for the wind to flow over the trail.

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2.6 mi.
150 ft.

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muddy trail closure as of 5/13, check here for updates https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/temporary-closures

Trail Meter: Good»

OSMP Closure- muddy conditions

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

wildflowers are popping - trails are fine

Trail Meter: Good»Fair

A few muddy spots worth carrying your bike over. Not bad though.

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

You small easily avoidable mud puddles. Great otherwise!

Trail Meter: Closed»Fair

trails reopened, please post actual status when you ride!

Trail Meter: Poor»Closed

OSMP Closure... muddy conditions

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

How quickly things can change. From being mostly dry yesterday to soft and muddy in spots today. Be sure to ride through the muddy sections and not around them...

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

All dry... All good... Go get some before the rain comes again...

Trail Meter: Closed»Fair

OSMP has reopened trail... actual conditions unknown so get out there, ride and update!

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