Community Ditch (East)

Trail Meter: 
Good

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.

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Trail Meter: Good»Poor

Mud, mud, mud - the kind that makes normal tires look like fatbike tires. Unrideable as of morning on 4/20.

Still good

Trail condition updated to Good.

Lots of rain and snow today. Will need several good days of sun.

Everything dried out with only one or two wet spots. Remember to ride through the water, not around it.

Still good!

Dry

Muddy on the section between Cowdry and Marshall Valley

Snow! (so great if you have a fat bike!) And soon to be very muddy.

99% dry as of the evening of 3/25

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