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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T: 5 A: 4 C: 5

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2.2 mi.
445 ft.


From boulderosmp via Twitter: Doudy Draw & Springbrook Loop are now open, still some muddy patches to go through (not around); closure signs down soon #boco_trails

From boulderosmp via Twitter: Springbrook Loop & Doudy Draw (between Comm. Ditch & Flatirons Vista) are closed for the weekend b/c of muddy conditions #boco_trails

SpringBrook and Doudy Draw trails were closed 6 days ago, and that was before another 10" of snow... BMA expects (but does not know) that these trails are not yet reopened.

From boulderosmp via Twitter: S. Mesa Trailhead is closed for maintenance today, Doudy Draw Trailhead across the street is open #boco_trails

Definitely closed as of noon Saturday.

Trail Meter: Poor»Closed

muddy muddy! OSMP cloeses the trhail!

Good on them!

From boulderosmp via Twitter: Springbrook Loop & Doudy Draw (between Comm. Ditch & Flatirons Vista) are closed b/c of muddy conditions #boco_trails

Trail condition updated to Poor.

Dry ready to ride

Dry from bridge to Springbrook intersection. Assuming it dry up the switchback section to Flatiron Vista based on prevailing conditions.

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