Living in Colorado, we are lucky to see as many as 300 days of sunshine per year. While many people are excited to head out the door the second the sun peaks out, a trail may not be as ready as we are. Stay up-to-date by checking out the Town's trail conditions map or one of our trails blogs below before heading out.
Why are trail conditions important?
Hiking or biking on soft-surface trails when they’re muddy can severely damage the surface. The trails through Town are designed with drainage in mind, but during the snow / rainy season things may not drain properly. When there’s snow on the ground, and temperatures rise above freezing, the ground begins to thaw the top layers of soil. However, the ground below is still frozen. This doesn’t allow for proper drainage and can cause a moist and muddy surface. Walking, riding or hiking when it’s muddy can damage trails, requiring costly and time-consuming repairs. A good rule of thumb – if you see snow on the ground, stay off the soft-surface trail. The Town has more than 30 miles of concrete trails that are available year-round.
Check out our blog and give us feedback regarding current trail conditions!
They say before things can get better, they have to get worse. Construction Downtown is making huge progress. Festival Park, the Town Hall Expansion and Riverwalk are all full-speed ahead. That's why the Town is asking for the public's patience as we undergo several closures to accommodate work and keep trail users safe.
Hangman's Gulch Trail from the I-25 underpass to East Plum Creek Trail will be closed from mid-Feb until mid-June. In May, there will also be a slight detour at East Plum Creek Trail near the intersection of the two trails so that a new stormwater culvert can be install under the trail. For more information.