Marshall Mesa

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Trail Condition Comments Updated Date Edit Trail Conditions Trail Meter Nid
Coalton Trail
Hero dirt. Nice! 6 days 4 hours Good 259
Coal Seam Trail
Ah, big drifts, tough fat biking. Get it! 12 hours 52 min Poor 260
Cowdrey Draw Trail
Deep, sloppy, goopy, thick mud that continues for about 1 mile (which is almost the whole trail) This trail should not have been open (IMO). PLEASE AVOID!! Take the road instead. 6 days 4 hours Poor 262
Greenbelt Plateau Trail
Nice. 6 days 4 hours Good 265
High Plains Trail
Some wet and muddy areas. You won't come through clean! Please ride right on through the mud. 6 days 4 hours Fair 266
Marshall Valley Trail
More tough riding and getting too soft by 8:30am on 2/5. 12 hours 50 min Poor 268
Mayhoffer-Singletree Trail
Nice. 6 days 4 hours Good 340
Community Ditch (East)
Some wet spots, but good. 6 days 4 hours Good 388
Meadowlark Trail
only 3 short sections of snow/mud. The rest is dry 1 week 5 days Good 603
Singletree Trail
Wet with some mud, but not deep mud. 6 days 4 hours Fair 1257
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Geographically, Marshall Mesa lies in the transition from hills to plains, even more so than its connected area to the west, Doudy Draw. Some trails are moderately treed, but most of the trails are in the open amongst the grasses. Expect mostly easy grades, and only a few technical areas. Most of the trails are natural surface, but some areas like the recently completed Meadowlark and Mayhoffer-Singletree sections are crusher fines and suitable for skinnier tires and beginners.

The Marshall Mesa area lies south of Marshall Road and east of Highway 93 in southern Boulder County. It’s a quick and easy ride from Boulder itself, and sees a ton of bikes, hikers, runners, and dogs.  From Boulder, the best trailheads are Marshall Mesa and Greenbelt Plateau; from the east, you can get onto the system from the Coalton Trailhead in Superior.

If you link up all the trails in the Marshall Mesa area, you can achieve 20 miles of dirt.  This system is a favorite in the winters, as it's consistently the first trail system to dry out following snow.