Boulder Parks and Recreation will complete additional work on the north shore trail at the Boulder Reservoir, farther west than the previous trail work project. Work will take place from Monday, October 9 through Friday, October 13, however dates are dependent on the weather.
Our community appreciates being able to hike and bike on the north shore of the Boulder Reservoir between 55th Street and Coot Lake on 63rd Street.
That means this trail gets lots of use. Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department recently finished improvements to a section of this trail along the north shore of the Reservoir and it looks great! This recent trail work will help pedestrian and cyclists stay safe while also improving drainage along this section.
We will complete similar work farther west on the north shore trail at the Boulder Reservoir. Work will take place from Monday, October 9 through Friday, October 13, however dates are dependent on the weather.
The city will install squeegee rock and crusher fine six feet wide along this section of trail and new pipe to help with drainage. This will decrease muddy conditions, minimize widening of the trail, and discourage the creation of social trails. City staff will do vegetation restoration work after the trail is complete.
The trail will be closed during this time. Detours will be in place for pedestrians and cyclists to take an alternative path on the more southern shoreline trail. This path has a set of stairs. Cyclists are asked to walk their bikes along this pedestrian trail. Alternately cyclists may detour north to Monarch Road.
We always encourage visitors to “get muddy” and stay on the trail to minimize damage to plants alongside the trail.
Thanks for respecting trail closures and using alternative routes during construction.