Doudy Draw Trail

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Opening Doudy Draw to bikes was a huge win for cyclists a few years ago - not only because it was an existing trail west of Highway 93 to open, but also because it's a great route with good views and a wide variety terrain for the area.

It connects from the top of Flatirons Vista trail back down to its own trailhead located off Eldorado Drive. It junctions with both Community Ditch Trail and the recently built Springbook Loop along its way.

Up to Community Ditch, it's crusher fine, suitable for pretty much any mode of transportation, so expect to see a bunch of people. After that intersection, the rest of the climb is dirt. You'll start on a grassy hillside that gradually becomes more and more rocky along the way. When you get to the trail sign, you'll see the connector trail to the Springbrook Loop due west of you. There's a bit of repreieve from climbing as you continue south, but once you cross the creek (currently bridge-less following the September 2013 floods), the toughest section begins. Steep sections and embedded rocks make for some fun moves going up or down. After hitting the one switchback, you climb on an unfinished railroad grade from 100 years ago - it's a gentler slope, but has grown in with trees and some more rock moves. Head through the gate at the top, and you're on Flatirons Vista.


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2.2 mi.
445 ft.


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lower section from the bridge has some walking areas. Bridge before the climb is muddy for 20' or so, climb is dry with a few puddles headed to vista north. it was my escape route from the upper loop.

Fair to Poor: top of Doudy is dry except for a handful of very short mud sections. Downhill is completely dry except for that standing water puddle at the bottom at the bridge. Section to Springbrook is very dry. BUT from Springbrook junction to Community West is a mess.

Still very muddy in many sections near the big switchback and further downhill

big storm = deep snow, please update this condition when you use the trail, thanks!

Removed some SPAM. Need update. Probably will be snowy after today.

From thats_my_line via Twitter: Marshall Mesa, Doudy Draw & Springbrook Loop: few muddy spots but otherwise good to go. Leave the leg warmers at home too #BoCo_Trails

this week's snow gathered in the RR grade... Sat afternoon it was melting... splattering but not rutting. With the wind and temps I bet it will be fine in a matter of hours


From boulderosmp via Twitter: Comm. Ditch West, Doudy Draw, Fowler, Springbrook Loop, Flatirons Vista North & South, Prairie Vista all snowy and icy #boco_trails

A few sloppy sections

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