After seeing this trail featured as Runner’s World Rave Run, and finding out that it was only a little jaunt away in Boulder – I knew we had to make the trip. I am always looking for new trails to explore on our runs (motivation!) and a change of scenery is always appreciated.
The trail provides amazing views of the Flatirons and all the fall colors made even the brush on the side of the trail look lovely. We thought we were going to get hit by a little rain, but we ended up making it back to the car and the skies cleared.
There were also mountain bikers and horses on the trail that occasionally bump you off the trail or cause a slight delay in your journey, but all the more opportunity to admire the vistas. This is a legitimate trail, complete with unsteady rocks and footing, so while you’re moving seems like we had to be looking down for the most part.
Dowdy Draw is actually only one for the trails in this loop (it’s $5 in the pay box to park) and if it weren’t for the impending rain and my impending date with Celestial Seasonings, we probably would have gone much farther into the park.
Oh well, there’s always a next time!