Cowdrey Draw Trail

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Cowdrey Draw connects the Marshall Valley Trail with the Mayhoffer-Singletree Trail. It's an important piece of the big Dirty Bismark loop.

This trail features some of the newer IMBA style trail construction techniques. What's that mean to you? It's narrower than most of the other trails in the area, and twists and turns while slightly undulating up and down to shed water. This style is also a ton of fun with a flow of it's own.

Cowdry Draw is nearly level, and benched in tightly with the hillside. In order to keep it as it is, be sure to stay on the trail tread as much as possible - yield by leaving your wheels on the trail and leaning outward, placing one foot down. And of course, when it's soft or muddy, stay on the trail too - braiding or widening the trail isn't going to make it more fun for anyone.

While you're there, you can't miss the old cistern along the trail. It's from Marshall's coal mining days. Don't fall in, you'd need a tall ladder to get out!

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T: 2 A: 3 C: 5

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0.8 mi.
80 ft.

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Dry

100% dry and good to go!

bot cleanup: Submitted by TrailUser6549 on January 28, 2015 - 13:16.

condition set to Good

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

condition set to Good

Trail Meter: Closed»Fair

Reopened by OSMP. Please update trail conditions if you ride here.

Reopened by OSMP. Please update trail conditions if you ride!

Trail Meter: Good»Closed

according to https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/temporary-closures, still closed

Trail Meter: Closed»Good

County trails in dirty biz loop are good to ride. One soft spot on Mayhoffer close to 66th.

Trail Meter: Good»Closed

Due to recent snow and warming temperatures, City of Boulder OSMP is enacting muddy trail closures for Marshall Mesa and Greenbelt Plateau area trails complex.

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

Cowdry is mostly dry.

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