Chapman Drive

Trail Meter: 
Good

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.

Comments

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).

renewed winter conditions after a large snowstorm, trails probably need to be repacked. Please update when you ride!

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

Rode it Feb. 17. About 25% is snow covered, mostly on upper part, which had up to a couple of inches of soft snow. Mostly dry overall. Cyclocross bikes/tires were doing well..

Trail Meter: Poor»Fair

Marked as fair with a caveat - there's a lot of snow on the road currently. It is ridable when not melting, but the snow is often soft and difficult.

Trail Meter: Closed»Poor

Update from OSMP Friday, January 4 - This road is snowy to snowpacked. Road is rutted at the bottom.

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