Chapman Drive

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This trail is actually an old dirt road, wide open with lots of room for lots of people.  Along the way you can view some impressive Depression-era stonework retaining walls ... and some killer views of the Indian Peaks.  With a steady 7% grade, this sucka will get you in shape for those all-day epics come summertime.

The massive rains of September 2013 did some serious damage to Chapman, removing the trail in some places and leaving deep chasms in others, as shown in these photos. Be careful and take your time coming around corners on the downhill, so that you don't end up a victim of deep ruts and loose soil!

Chapman Drive opened on January 7, 2012.  This trail is multi-use, open to hikers, equestrians, and cyclists.  As of April 24th, the trail is open to bike travel in both directions (downhill and uphill) - thank you OSBT for supporting our ability to share the trail!

BMA sincerely hopes that this trail will lead to more connections and opportunities in the future - perhaps a downhill singletrack, or connections towards Walker Ranch, and further. In the meantime, it's imperative that when we use Chapman as cyclists, we follow the rules so BMA's policy people have the best opportunity to turn this into something great.  For now, we'll ride it for the aerobic punishment and look to the future.

Check out a few pics from OSMP.


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2.6 mi.
950 ft.



still closed post-flooding

Photos of Chapman Dr show significant damage and rain gullies to trail.

All boulder open space and mountain park system is closed until further notice.

great shape as of Friday evening 5/10.

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

On Sunday, 4/28, trail was mostly dry, with very short sections of snow or wetness

Trail Meter: Poor»Fair

Scouted from top 100m at Flagstaff Rd. on 4/26 afternoon. Snow receded and trail path available that's mostly dry with mud in parts.

Trail condition updated to Poor.

Trail Meter: Poor»Good

Except for 3 short (5-10m) sections of slushy ice, the trail is dry.

Top 2/3 of the trail are covered with deep snow and slush. Had to walk quite a bit. Might be okay with super fat (4"+ tires). All others should wait to ride Chapman until after the weekend (assuming no new snow).

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