- Northwest corner of the Boulder Reservoir, east of 51st Street. The Boulder Aeromodeling facility will remain open with modified flight restrictions;
- Axelson (northwest of the reservoir, west of 51st Street; portions of this property will be closed);
- Windsurfer’s Point (southwest reservoir wetland area);
- Coot Lake wetland immediately west of Coot Lake. The trail surrounding the wetland is open with voluntary leash recommendations in effect.
- Damyanovich / Yunker (north of Marshall Drive between Cherryvale Road and U.S. Highway 36);
- Cosslett / Knaus (south of Lookout Road and east of 75th Street);
- Jafay / Lynch (north of Lookout Road and east of 75th Street);
- Kelsall (north of High-Plains Trail, trail remains open);
- Mesa Sand and Gravel (east of 66th Street, south of Marshall Drive);
- Superior Associates (north of High-Plains Trail, which will remain open).
Join us for some trail work April 26!
Trail Work Project at Heil Valley Ranch on April 26
The Boulder Area Trails Coalition is providing a great opportunity to help restore the trails in Boulder County Parks and Open Space in an area dramatically impacted by September’s flooding. Volunteers will be reconstructing Heil Valley Ranch’s trails with handtools to faciliate the opening of trails in the southern end of the park. There might be a significant amount of hiking along the Wapiti Trail, so please come ready to work outside and to be on the move.
This is a morning project that will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. We will meet at the Geer Canyon parking lot that is still closed to the public, so it is very important that you arrive on time. We will close the gate and no one will be allowed in after we begin. Snacks will be provided, but please plan on bringing any other food you might need. The minimum age is 12 years old with adult supervision. To register or to acquire more information, please contact Fletcher Jacobs at 303-678-6344 or email@example.com. To ensure that you are a part of the Boulder Area Trails Coalition group at this project, mention that fact to Fletcher and be sure to copy Chris Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org when you register.
Chapman Drive reopens
Open Space and Mountain Parks reopens the entire length of Chapman Drive
The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department has reopened all of Chapman Drive west of Boulder to hikers, bikers and equestrians. The road was reopened today after crews completed temporary flood restoration work on the roadway and its nearby trailhead along Boulder Canyon.
While OSMP reopened the entire length of Chapman Drive to recreationists today, the road remains closed to vehicle traffic as the department works to reconstruct the roadway to its pre-flood condition. Bicyclists and equestrians accessing the road may find it difficult to traverse.
With today’s opening of Chapman Drive, OSMP has now reopened about 99 percent of its flood-damaged system. Visit www.osmp.org for the latest information about OSMP trails and climbing areas.
OSMP Grassland and Wetland Raptor Closures
The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) and Parks and Recreation departments will implement area closures beginning Saturday, March 15, to protect nesting osprey, burrowing owls, American bittern and northern harrier. No designated trails will be closed as part of this protective measure.
The following properties near the Boulder Reservoir, located at 5565 N. 51st St, will be closed from March 15 through Sept. 10, for the protection of osprey, American bittern and northern harrier:
The following properties will be closed from March 15 through Oct. 31, for the protection of burrowing owls:
Trespass violations can result in a summons with penalties up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Closures may be lifted early if monitoring indicates it is appropriate. Areas are monitored by city staff and wildlife volunteers throughout the season. OSMP rangers patrol closed areas on a regular basis.
More detailed information and maps can be found on the Open Space and Mountain Parks’ website: www.osmp.org or call 303-441-3440. For additional information on Parks and Recreation areas, please visit www.boulderparks-rec.org or call 303-413-7200.
OSMP Mt Sanitas Raptor Closures
The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department today closed an area near Mount Sanitas to protect prairie falcons as they attempt to nest. OSMP will reopen the area if monitoring indicates that nesting has not occurred. No designated trails will be closed as part of this protective measure.
Trespass violations can result in a summons with penalties up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
For detailed maps on the area OSMP closed today, go to osmp.org.
OSMP Trail Reopenings
All muddy trail closures have been lifted. Muddy spots remain, prevent trail damage by going through not around mud. Please check www.osmp.org for more information.