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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Trail Meter: Poor»Good

11/2 Snow, slush and mud. DON'T RIDE THIS TRAIL NOW. Snow and mud will persist until next storm on Saturday 11/5. If that doesn't materialize, might be rideable by Tuesday 11/7.

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

Trail was extremely muddy/ soft. Could not even push my bike, had to carry. If you're doing the Dirty Bizmark loop I'd recommend riding on Marshall road to bypass this trail.

Dry. Remnants of ruts from the last mud still evident, some widening.

good and dry

Trail Meter: Poor»Good

Sat. 5:00pm: Dry

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

from OSMP via Twitter: Ranger report: All Marshall Mesa area trails are muddy, incl: Community Ditch, Coal Seam, Marshall Valley, Marshall Mesa

Good conditions.

all dry.. all good

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

Dry and good to go as of 2/22

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