Community Ditch (East)

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Nearly any route through the Marshall Mesa area will likely include the some or all of this trail. It parallels the Community Ditch and is level, wide, but with a natural surface - so it can be a bit rocky at times.

Starting from where it crosses Highway 93, the trail also connects with the upper end of the Coal Seam Trail. Heading east, the trail meanders following the ditch, offering great views of Boulder and the Flatirons to the north, as well as a chance to see deer, coyotes, and more likely, some of the cows that frequent the area.

The first intersection you come to is on your right, with a bridge over the ditch. This trail climbs up to the Greenbelt Plateau, and the section you see from the intersection is the toughest part of the trail. The next intersection, to the north, is a hiking only trail. Finally, you'll come along to the end of the trail, and the intersections of Marshall Valley Trail and Cowdrey Draw Trail. One other bonus at this end of the trail is the overlook to Marshall Lake. While there's no access to this private lake, it's another great place to see wildlife and take in the views.

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T: 1 A: 2 C: 2

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1.3 mi.
5 ft.

Comments

just a few muddy spots here and there

OSMP has reopened trail... actual condition not known

All OSMP muddy trail closures (Eldo/Doudy, Marshall Mesa & Boulder Valley Ranch Areas) will be lifted by noon today #boco_trails
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OSMP Closure... smart move!

dry trail

Trails reopened by OSMP. Muddy spots remain. ride through the mud and not around it!

OSMP Closure - rapid melting conditions... way too much water...

2/6 at 7:00 p.m.: Eastern end near Cowdrey draw still pretty loose and punchy, but gets much more packed down heading west after the bridge. Will likely get sloppy with this weekend's warm up, ride early when frozen.

2/2 at 7:30 a.m.: Variable snow conditions, good riding towards Hwy 93 but still fairly loose and unconsolidated towards Cowdrey Draw

1/27 at 5:00 p.m.: About four inches of snow and still coming down, but good traction and fun to motor straight through.

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