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    Current Conditions

    This is my first year mountain biking and I have no clue how to judge riding conditions.

    Any trip reports since the snow last week for the Front Range?

    Looking to ride this week somewhere if possible.

    Lair Of The Bear, Table Mountain and Heil Ranch / Hall Ranch are where I normally go.

    TIA!

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    For Heil/Hall, if the trails are open plan on riding early before the sun turns them to soup. The BCOS web pages are kept up-to-date:
    https://www.bouldercounty.org/open-s...rail-closures/
    https://www.bouldercounty.org/open-s...ks-and-trails/


    Search BoCo_Trails on Twitter for conditions and closures:
    https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&...%23boco_trails
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    Lots of Jeffco stuff closed and those that are open are probably muddy too:
    https://www.jeffco.us/1531/Alerts-Closures

    If you BOOKFACE there's a group which is good for up to date conditions, I get my wife to look as I don't have a FB account.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/303TrailConditions/
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    Thanks for the links and info guys, super helpful! Cheers.

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    If you are looking farther north in the Ft Colins / Loveland area, we have this tool:
    www.NoCoTrailReport.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    If you are looking farther north in the Ft Colins / Loveland area, we have this tool:
    www.NoCoTrailReport.com
    What do the colors on the map mean? There's red, dark red, yellow and green. I would guess green is open and red is closed?
    Do the math.

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    A note about the 303 Trail Monitor group on Bookface... it's crammed full of garbage as well as some amount of useful information e.g. it seems like there are about 5 "does anyone know the conditions of X?" posts for every post that actually has a conditions report. I had to turn notifications off from that group, but it is helpful if you know where you're thinking about riding. Maybe this is obvious, but I have found that using the "Search This Group" field that lives in the left-hand bar to look for not only for full names of the park I am thinking about riding, but also any known abbreviations, is the only way that it's useful. YMMV.

    NTM for North Table Mountain
    GM for Green Mountain
    LOTB or LOB for Lair of the Bear
    BC or Buff Creek for Buffalo Creek
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    My rule, when I have no updates on trail conditions from various online sources, is to simply look at the foothills (I live in Highlands Ranch). If I still see snow patches in the foothills, I don't go.
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    I personally think this thread needs a title change and made a sticky. Seems like the thread most have gone to for reported trail conditions throughout the year.

    This one >> https://forums.mtbr.com/colorado-fro...e-1028293.html
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    The gate at Deer Creek Canyon Park parking lot was closed yesterday, don't know about today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    What do the colors on the map mean? There's red, dark red, yellow and green. I would guess green is open and red is closed?
    Red and dark red are interchangeable for closed. Not sure why the color is not consistent.

    Green is open.

    Yellow is conditionally open and you can click on the trail segment to get more information. Sometimes it means open, but with muddy spots and you should be sure to ride through the muddy spots instead of around. Sometimes it means this trail is open to certain users and closed to others.

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    ^^^ thanks.
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    If you are looking farther north in the Ft Colins / Loveland area, we have this tool:
    www.NoCoTrailReport.com
    But unfortunately, it's still useless because there's no timestamp on the status updates.

    I'm with DirtJunkie, I think we need a regularly-updated sticky on the forum, because I can't stand looking at 303 Trail Monitor or Front Range Mountain Biking on Facebook. Otherwise, Trailforks is updated pretty regularly if you use that app/website.

    Oh, and to provide an observation, I rode Dakota Ridge yesterday and it was almost totally dry other than the climb out of the north parking lot by I-70.

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    North Table Mountain (NTM) was mostly excellent today. However, currently getting moisture in the area.

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    Thurs 11/7, Apex closed, Chimney Gulch good from 6th to first bridge, then hard ice bridge to bridge which was difficult to hike a bike, rideable top bridge to Windy Saddle. Didn’t bother with top section in the trees.

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    near Colorado Springs, SLOPPY...
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    Tried and bailed on Green Mountain Thursday night. Lots of dry patches interspersed with several wet and muddy sections.

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    It's Lair O' The Bear not Lair Of The Bear.

    https://www.jeffco.us/1254/Lair-o-the-Bear-Park

    ...sayin.

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    Hall Ranch was good yesterday- 90% dry and hero dirt, 5-10% wet/muddy. Nelson Loop is closed, it's amazing how much more snow there was up that way vs the bottom 3/4 of the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GetOutsideNow View Post
    It's Lair O' The Bear not Lair Of The Bear.

    https://www.jeffco.us/1254/Lair-o-the-Bear-Park

    ...sayin.
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    Anybody ride Buff Creek? Snow accumulation up that way can be very different than front range?

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    NTM from Easley side lithic to cottonwood up top, back to north table Mtn loop is good to go. North side may still be closed.
    Rim rock was still a lil soft. Maybe good by tomorrow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by claystrick View Post
    NTM from Easley side lithic to cottonwood up top, back to north table Mtn loop is good to go. North side may still be closed.
    Rim rock was still a lil soft. Maybe good by tomorrow.


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    You’re timing is spot on.
    Was just contemplating hitting NTM in the morning. Thanks for the info.


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    Marshall Mesa was mainly nice today except for a couple of muddy spots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by telejefe View Post
    Anybody ride Buff Creek? Snow accumulation up that way can be very different than front range?
    Still a mess. Lots of mud and death ice.
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    Summit Cove / Keystone needs more snow (for skiing and fat biking)

    Soda Ridge and Rossiter, totally mixed conditions (mud, slush, snow, hero dirt)
    Keystone Aqueduct - schwing...

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    Current Conditions

    Apex reopened 11/14.

    Topside of Pick N Sledge was primary burn area. Got lucky that it did not take the forested side to the north and up to the neighborhood.




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    Just a heads up - Heil will be fully closed on Sunday for a controlled burn, they're doing it on a Sunday so they have nice roasted turkeys for dinner...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosehead View Post
    Apex reopened 11/14.

    Topside of Pick N Sledge was primary burn area. Got lucky that it did not take the forested side to the north and up to the neighborhood.




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    Monument Preserve is mostly good, with a few sections of sketchy ice...

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