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.

2023 Temporary Closures or Trail Events

  1. DateLocationTimeEvent/Reason
    Sunday, Sept. 24East Plum Creek Trail starting at Napa Auto Parts heading south and back1:30-3 p.m.Paul's Walk to Cure ALS
    Saturday, Oct. 7The trails at Ridgeline Open Space and Philip S. Miller ParkAll dayCastle Rock Trail Festival
    Saturday, Oct. 14Cobblestone Ranch Park/Colorado Front Range Trail9-11 a.m.Colorado Front Range Trail Grand Opening and the Finisher 5K
    Thursday, Nov. 23Sellars Gulch from Festival Park the Douglas County Fairgrounds7:30-11 a.m.Turkey Rock Trot

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!