Cowdrey Draw Trail

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Poor

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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Marshall Mesa and Greenbelt trailheads closed, trails closed by OSMP due to mud. Reopen date unknown.

Trail Meter: Poor»

Thawing makes mud... Let the trail recover!

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

condition set to Poor

Snowy and packed. Great for fat tires. More foot traffic than bike or ski so it's quite a bumpity ride.

Good riding to be had!

Good riding to be had

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

Perfectly dry!

OSMP CLOSURE LIFTED... Current conditions unknown

Trail Meter: Closed»Fair

expect mud; closure lifted

Trail Meter: Good»

OSMP has closed this trail due to muddy conditions

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