Cowdrey Draw Trail

Trail Meter: 
Poor

Cowdrey Draw connects the Marshall Valley Trail with the Mayhoffer-Singletree Trail. It's an important piece of the big Dirty Bismark loop.

This trail features some of the newer IMBA style trail construction techniques. What's that mean to you? It's narrower than most of the other trails in the area, and twists and turns while slightly undulating up and down to shed water. This style is also a ton of fun with a flow of it's own.

Cowdry Draw is nearly level, and benched in tightly with the hillside. In order to keep it as it is, be sure to stay on the trail tread as much as possible - yield by leaving your wheels on the trail and leaning outward, placing one foot down. And of course, when it's soft or muddy, stay on the trail too - braiding or widening the trail isn't going to make it more fun for anyone.

While you're there, you can't miss the old cistern along the trail. It's from Marshall's coal mining days. Don't fall in, you'd need a tall ladder to get out!

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0.8 mi.
80 ft.

Comments

Trail Meter: Fair»Poor

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.

Trail Meter: Closed»Fair

Last week's OSMP muddy trail closures have been lifted. Please go through, not around, remaining muddy sections.

Trail Meter: Good»Closed

OSMP muddy trails closure going into effect 1/21

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

Great packed snow for fat and normal biking! No signs of mud yet but that may change in the next couple of days.

Mostly snow packed, some dirt and frozen mud.

Trail Meter: Closed»Fair

reopened - go through the mud, not around it

closed as of 12/8, check https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/temporary-closures for updates

Trail Meter: Fair»Closed

OSMP is closing this trail as of Thursday December 3...

OSMP is closing this trail as of Thursday December 3...

Packed snow, very grippy and nicely burned in. Zero ice or mud.

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