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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A couple very short mud sections, ride the center of the trail to prevent widening.

There's a bad spot just to the west of the water crossing... ride through the mud!

This is only good from the gate at the top down to the washed out bridge. The connector from the bridge to the Springbrook spur is in terrible condition and should be closed for another week. It is rideable on the edge, but this is making a very wide trail out of this once slender connector. Ride down to the old bridge from Flatirons Vista side and go back up.

just a few muddy spots

OSMP has reopened trail... actual condition not known

All OSMP muddy trail closures (Eldo/Doudy, Marshall Mesa & Boulder Valley Ranch Areas) will be lifted by noon today #boco_trails
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OSMP Closure... smart move!

still closed by OSMP due to wet/muddy conditions

OSMP Closure - rapid melting conditions... way too much water...

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