will also close the Third Flatiron Sunday, Oct. 6, for first-responder training   

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will close Bluebell Road Saturday, Oct. 5, for additional maintenance repairs in the Chautauqua Meadow area. The road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., while OSMP regrades and re-mills the road between the department’s Ranger Cottage and its Bluebell Shelter.

While this work is occurring, the Chautauqua Trail will be open, providing visitors access to mountain parks trails, such as Royal Arch and the Flatirons Loop trails. The Mesa Trail also can be accessed from the Enchanted Mesa Trail. OSMP encourages visitors to access to plan alternate routes around this planned closure.

OSMP also will limit access to Third Flatiron Sunday, Oct. 6, to help Rocky Mountain Rescue Group volunteers conduct highly technical search-and-rescue training. This training will occur between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., and the department requests visitors access other OSMP destinations while this training occurs. The City of Boulder would like to extend its appreciation to Rocky Mountain Rescue Group volunteers’ for their service to the community and open space visitors. 

Open Space and Mountain Parks to remove 20 hazardous trees beginning Monday, Oct. 7  

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will remove hazardous, non-native crack willow trees near the Boulder Creek Path just east of Foothills Parkway Monday, Oct. 7. Visitors along the Boulder Creek Path may encounter intermittent delays while this work is occurring. 

These trees, which have rotten trunks and broken branches, will be removed for visitor safety and habitat restoration. Native trees and shrubs will be planted to replace the dying trees and provide habitat for wildlife that depend on them. For more information on OSMP projects and upcoming closures, please contact the department at 303-441-3440.

Published: Oct. 1, 2019  

Media Contacts: 

Phillip Yates, Open Space and Mountain Parks, 303-349-2438
Bryan Rachal, Deputy Communications Director, 303-441-3155 


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