Doudy Draw Trail

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Doudy Draw Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
600 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Great trail system not much water there is a ditch that has water in it in the spring. rocky in spots some climbs not much Doudy Draw Trail (1.7 mile + 0.5 mile to intersection with Community Ditch Trail) meanders southward along the draw to the junction with the Spring Brook Loop Trail. Spring Brook Loop heads west from Doudy Draw toward the Eldorado Mountain Habitat Conservation Area (HCA). The Goshawk Ridge Trail travels through the HCA; an off-trail permit is required for off-trail travel in the HCA. After the Spring Brook Loop junction, Doudy Draw crosses the creek and heads east up the slope to the Flatirons Vista Trails. Here you will find open stands of ponderosa pine on a savannah ecosystem. Flatirons Vista North or South will lead to the Flatirons Vista Trailhead on Highway 93. Community Ditch Trail (1.7 mile west of Hwy 93 and 1.9 mile east of Hwy 93) heads along the community ditch from the Doudy Draw Trail approximately 0.2 miles south of the picnic area. This trail can be taken to the Marshall Mesa Trailhead or to trails leading to Greenbelt Plateau Trailhead, both east of Highway 93.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Easy hike with great views.

mountain biking
20 days ago

Too many bikes. Hikers yield to them. Sometimes no indication they were coming from behind until right on my butt.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Unexpected views of the flat irons.

4 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

This trail is for trail runners and bikes. Foot hikers are expected to yield to all others. Many people have dogs and none adhere to the leash law. Skip this disappointment and head to Eldorado Canyon State Park just down the road.

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

horseback riding
10 months ago

Only place in Boulder open space with horse trailer parking. Weekends wall to wall people. Bicycles are the rudest I have ever encountered anywhere on the front range. Many loops off of Dowdy draw. Stunning scenery from various loops. On the far side of the canal I have seen the black squirrels. Fall many deer I have seen turkeys in the upper areas. Main issue is very crowded like city streets I rarely go any more.

11 months ago

11 months ago

trail running
Thursday, June 16, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

hiking
Friday, November 27, 2015

Can use this trail as part of a loop. Start on the Flatirons Vista, join Doudy, cross under 93 to Greenbelt Plateau trail, recross 93 at the intersection with 128, and follow the trail south to the Flatirons Vista parking area.

hiking
Sunday, November 08, 2015