Chapman Drive

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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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2.6 mi.
950 ft.


all good

A few puddles as of Thursday evening

5/5/2015: Puddles in a few spots, but trail otherwise dry during a light rain. Good on the uphill side. Flood damage drainage doing its job. Crossed one fox and two mating turkeys en route to Flagstaff and Realization Point. A friendly, winded "Hello" to a downward jogger near the top came with no return.

Trial is in great shape.

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

couple of wet spots but good riding

Trail Meter: Poor»Fair

3 good patches of snow to ride through but the rest of the trail is in good condition

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

condition set to Poor

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

All good

Down to just a few snow patches that should be gone in another couple days of warm weather. Rideable now.

Trail Meter: Good»Fair

mostly dry. The top has snow patches that are mostly ridable.

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