In 2019, BMA partnered with the City of Boulder Parks and Open Space (OSMP) to rehabilitate Doudy Draw.

Background: Sections of Doudy Draw were heavily eroded and rocks constantly broke free, rolled down the hill and caused the trail to deteriorate from its original condition. In addition, the soil on the hill between Flatirons Vista and the bridge below the switchback turned into peanut butter-type mud anytime it rained, resulting in the trail being closed by OSMP due to muddy conditions. This project repaired the decades of damage this trail endured, and constructed a more fun, durable and sustainable trail that includes bike-optimized alternative lines that will last for years to come.

The Project: Two trail days with BMA and OSMP on May 16 and May 18 began the process of temporarily removing the top layer of loose soil so that small rocks could be added to the soil to help with stabilization. Throughout the rest of the summer, staff, youth corps and volunteers added rock armoring and installed bike-optimized alternative lines. This project took into consideration foot, horse and bike use, as well as climbing and descending needs.

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