Whoa, Nellie. We just published Allie Fronzaglia’s amazing guide to the new and rebuilt Sanitas Valley Trail last week. Now, Boulder outdoors officials are saying that parts of the trail will be closed as early as Tuesday next week (January 20th) for repairs.
According to Open Space and Mountain Parks, they’re going in to repair even more flood damage on the Sanitas Valley Trail. The Mount Sanitas, East Ridge, and Dakota Ridge trails will remain open.
And if you’re freaking out, you can view a map of the closures here.
For those familiar with the trail, the portion being closed is the non-wooded wash ascent/descent that extends through the valley, not the main wooded and wood-step climb to the summit of Mount Sanitas. For now, you’ll have to settle for taking the main route to the summit or going up Dakota Ridge. So here’s what it looks like:
To the Mount Sanitas summit:
- Mount Sanitas trail up and down
- Mount Sanitas up to Dakota Ridge down
- Dakota Ridge up to Mount Sanitas down
Hikers are advised that there will be heavy construction equipment in the area and to use caution. Repairs are expected to be completed by May.
Happy hiking, Boulder!