Trail conditions and closures

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 before heading out, or sign up for email alerts straight to your inbox.

Temporary trail closures

  1. Saturday, June 4
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Legacy Trail and the parking lot at Gateway Mesa
    National Trails Day - Legacy Trail Phase II construction outing
    Saturday, June 4
    7 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Philip S. Miller Park Trails
    E-Rock Sunrise/Sunset
    Sunday, June 5
    5:30-10:30 a.m.
    E. Plum Creek and Sellar's Gulch Trails
    Elephant Rock
    Saturday, Aug. 27
    6:30 a.m.-noon
    The Challenge Hill and trails at Philip S. Miller Park

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.

Visit our interactive trail condition map!