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.
Riverwalk sewer installation - East Plum Creek Trail will be temporarily closed for the installation of a sewer line for the Riverwalk development. A section of the concrete will have to be removed and the recommended detour is noted below in yellow. Once the new concrete has been poured, a parallel detour will be provided next to the existing trail, until the concrete is cured. Dates for the closure will be 10/29-10/30. The trail will be back on on Wednesday, 10/30 with a temporary gravel path next to the trail for the public to use while replacement concrete trail portion is poured and cured.
Special event closures
Type of Event
E. Plum Creek Trail between Festival Park & The Meadows