Have you wanted to ride the Super Walker loop or take the N-Bus up to Nederland and ride your bike back down but been stymied by the amount of road involved? Not anymore!
After almost two decades of waiting, the city, county, state park and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are finally considering opening up a route to allow bike traffic on a trail between Walker Ranch and Eldorado Canyon State Park.
They’re contemplating two options.
1. Rehabbing the existing hiker-only trail to make it more bike-friendly and opening it to bikes.
2. Building a brand new trail on the south-side of the state park canyon that connects to the Crescent Meadows area of Walker Ranch.
We don’t have all the details yet but we’re leaning towards the south-side trail as it creates the possibility of a loop for hikers and runners, is more trail and could someday lead to a loop for bikers too.
What you can do
- Attend the first public open house on August 28 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Meadows Branch Library at 4800 Baseline Road in Boulder. BMA will be there too.
- Show up and ask questions to show them that the recreation community is interested in this trail.
- Check out the BMA event listing on Facebook and click “Interested” even if you’re not going.
- And while you’re on Facebook, do the same thing and indicate that you’re also interested in the same event posted on the County’s page
But wait there’s more…
This trail is a crucial connector for the Indian Peaks Traverse (IPT) to be able to ride from Boulder to Winter Park on trail. Learn more about the IPT.