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.
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Itching to get outside? Our staff is assessing trail conditions on a daily basis. Depending on the trail and its exposure to sun and wind, we're seeing trail conditions of varying degree right now. When in doubt, check it out our trail condition map to see what trails are safe to use. When visiting trails, please exercise caution in any muddy or snow packed areas and recognize that conditions half-way down the trail may be very different than they appear at the trailhead.
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.