See Marshall Fire Recovery or call 303-413-7730 for assistance, resources and information on the Marshall Fire.
Coalton Trailhead
Coalton Trailhead

Coalton Trailhead

The Coalton Trailhead and the Meadowlark, Mayhoffer-Singletree, and Coalton trails are closed through February due to damage from the Marshall Fire. Staff is assessing trail and infrastructure damage and will make repairs as soon as possible, but storms and snow accumulation expected over the next week may delay recovery.

Enjoy rolling hills, open plains vistas, and grasslands habitats.

Trails
Coalton TrailHiking Allowed Dogs Allowed Bikes Allowed E-bikes Prohibited Horses Allowed
2.9 miles – Easy
Mayhoffer Singletree TrailHiking Allowed Dogs Allowed Bikes Allowed E-bikes Prohibited Horses Allowed
2.7 miles – Easy
Meadowlark TrailHiking Allowed Dogs Allowed Bikes Allowed E-bikes Allowed Horses Allowed
2.7 miles – Easy

Rules & Regulations

Bikes On Designated Trails Only
Pets On Leash
No Drones
No Hunting/Firearms
No Camping

All Parks & Open Space Rules & Regulations

E-bikes

E-bikes are allowed on the Meadowlark Trail and on the Mahyhoffer Singletree Trail south of Coal Creek Dr. E-bikes are prohibited on the Coalton Trail and the Mayhoffer Singletree Trail north of Coal Creek Dr.

Trailhead Amenities

27 car parking spots
2 ADA parking spots
Restroom near trailhead
20 person group shelter located near trailhead
3 horse trailer parking spots
Live view of Coalton Trailhead
Live view is currently unavailable due to a power outage at the trailhead

See All Park Photos

Keep in Mind

  • Pedestrians, bicyclists, equestrians and leashed dogs are allowed on the trails.
  • The trails travel through active agricultural land and off-trail access is not permitted.
  • Livestock may be present along trails and can be aggressive. Please move slowly and allow livestock to move off the trail.
  • Additional parking is available at the Oerman-Roche Trailhead, 1.5 miles north of the Coalton Trailhead on McCaslin Blvd.
  • Regional trails and regional trail connectors are open to commuters 24 hours per day. Trailheads close at sunset and parking is not allowed between sunset and sunrise.

Trails Connections

In the rain shadow of the Rocky Mountains, the Great Plains are dry, windy and expansive. Receiving small amounts of precipitation, the land is dominated by grasses. The scarcity of water prevents larger shrubs and trees from growing. However, the soils are rich thus allowing a wealth of smaller plants to thrive. These plants, in turn, support a variety of animal species. Temperatures on the plains fluctuate enormously from very cold winters to hot summers. Nevertheless unique plant and animal adaptations have allowed life to prosper in plains ecosystems.

Mammals

  • Black-tailed prairie dog
  • Bobcat
  • Coyote
  • Deer mouse
  • Little brown bat
  • Mule deer
  • Nuttall’s cottontail
  • Raccoon
  • Red fox

Birds

  • American crow
  • American kestrel
  • American robin
  • Barn swallow
  • Black-billed magpie
  • Chipping sparrow
  • Common raven
  • Common grackle
  • Eastern kingbird
  • Mourning dove
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • Rock dove
  • Song sparrow
  • Turkey vulture
  • Western kingbird
  • Western Meadowlark

Reptiles

  • Bullsnake
  • Prairie rattlesnake
  • Short-horned lizard

Amphibians

  • Chorus frog
  • Northern leopard frog

Coming Soon

This loop, formed by Boulder County and City of Boulder trails, is the former route of the Morgul-Bismarck Loop of the Coors International Bicycle Classic from the 1980s and is commonly referred to as the Dirty Bismark Loop.

Contact Us

Parks & Open Space

Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Office Location
5201 St. Vrain Rd.
Longmont, CO 80503
Map & Directions
Office Hours: By appointment only
Parks are open sunrise to sunset

Connect With Us