Chapman Drive

Trail Meter: 
Closed

This trail is actually an old dirt road, wide open with lots of room for lots of people.  Along the way you can view some impressive Depression-era stonework retaining walls ... and some killer views of the Indian Peaks.  With a steady 7% grade, this sucka will get you in shape for those all-day epics come summertime.

The massive rains of September 2013 did some serious damage to Chapman, removing the trail in some places and leaving deep chasms in others, as shown in these photos. Be careful and take your time coming around corners on the downhill, so that you don't end up a victim of deep ruts and loose soil!

Chapman Drive opened on January 7, 2012.  This trail is multi-use, open to hikers, equestrians, and cyclists.  As of April 24th, the trail is open to bike travel in both directions (downhill and uphill) - thank you OSBT for supporting our ability to share the trail!

BMA sincerely hopes that this trail will lead to more connections and opportunities in the future - perhaps a downhill singletrack, or connections towards Walker Ranch, and further. In the meantime, it's imperative that when we use Chapman as cyclists, we follow the rules so BMA's policy people have the best opportunity to turn this into something great.  For now, we'll ride it for the aerobic punishment and look to the future.

Check out a few pics from OSMP.

 

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T: 4 A: 7 C: 4

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2.6 mi.
950 ft.

Comments

closed till fall 2016... work to repair road from the 2013 flood...

Trail Meter: Good»Closed
Trail Meter: Poor»Good

Good! Get it before it closes on 5/9!

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

trail closes on May 9th for repair work

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

condition set to Good

Trail Meter: Poor»Fair

Last update should be fair not poor

Mostly dry with 8 patches of snow/mud each way. Short walk through 2 of them on the way up to avoid embarrassment, but all are rideable on the way down with gravity on your side.

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

crunchy snow...completely unrideable

Several areas of ice near the top. But all rideable

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

It's good just heads up for the couple of icy/snowy spots

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