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Coalton Trailhead
Coalton Trailhead

Coalton Trailhead

The shelter and picnic tables are closed. Restrooms remain open.
Visitors must stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not in the same household and follow the COVID-19 Safety Tips.

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

Parking

  • 27-car spots, two handicapped spaces and three horse trailers (one with horse hitching rails).

Picnic Areas

  • 20-person group shelter with picnic tables are available at the trailhead on first come, first served basis.

Restrooms

  • Located near the trailhead.

Trails Connections

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.

Keep in Mind

  • Pedestrians, bicyclists, equestrians and leashed dogs are allowed on the trails.
  • The trails travel through active agricultural land, therefore no off-trail access is permitted.
  • Regional trails and regional trail connectors are open to commuters 24 hours per day.

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.

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