Trail Alerts/News

Canyon Loop
November 10, 2016 at 10:47 am
The forest management project at Betasso Preserve has transitioned to Phase 2 and is now located in the Bummers Rock Trail area.  As a reminder, the park will be open this Friday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. The project is on county-owned open space land adjacent to the City of Boulder's Betasso...
Wapiti Trail
October 6, 2016 at 2:44 pm
First attempt Wednesday, Oct. 12, weather permitting Boulder County Parks & Open Space and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office Wildland Fire Management Program plan to conduct a prescribed burn at Heil Valley Ranch sometime between Oct. 12 and 31. The first attempt will take place on Wednesday...
Chapman Drive
September 19, 2016 at 9:24 am
Chapman Drive is still closed for trail repairs, but is expected to reopen in October. From the project manager:
Coal Creek Trail
September 19, 2016 at 8:47 am
Beginning the week of September 19, 2016 through mid-March 2017, Coal Creek Trail between State Highway 7 and Vista Parkway will be closed for repairs. The repairs will be to construct a flood wall, install a pumping system and install the pumping system power supply. Other work will include...
Canyon Loop
August 29, 2016 at 10:23 am
Boulder County is about to start a fuels reduction (tree thinning) project at Betasso Preserve. About 190 acres will be thinned to reduce risk from catastrophic wildfires during the project, which is to begin in early October and is scheduled to end by March 31, 2017. Closings of Betasso will take...
Chapman Drive
May 4, 2016 at 12:59 pm
Chapman Drive will be closed for several months for major trail reconstruction Starting as early as Monday, May 9, the entire length of Chapman Drive from Boulder Canyon to Flagstaff Drive will be closed to allow the City of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department to repair the...
March 9, 2015 at 11:57 am
The Flatirons Vista South Trail will be temporarily closed to make improvements to the Flatirons Vista Reservoir beginning Mon. March 9. The trail will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday, March 13. Weather conditions may extend the temporary trail closure past the Friday, March 13,...
South Boulder Creek Trail
August 25, 2014 at 1:24 pm
Within the next month or so, CDOT will close the South Boulder Creek Trail where it crosses under Highway 36. CDOT is widening the bridge and does not want people going under the bridge during construction. The widening project may last for a year, though the period of closure may be shorter....
May 13, 2014 at 7:52 am
NEWSMonday, May 12, 2014Media Contacts:Phillip Yates, Open Space and Mountain Parks, 720-564-2051Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155https://bouldercolorado.gov Open Space and Mountain Parks to close numerous trails because of snowy and muddy conditionsThe City of Boulder's Open Space and...
Wapiti Trail
April 7, 2014 at 8:57 am
Poaching southside Heil will delay reopening of this trail. The repair work to regain access to the south side of Heil Valley Ranch is going well.... Except for one thing. Boulder County Transportation crews have been working to rebuild the road back to the parking lot and caretaker's residence....