Cottontail Trail repairs and closures begin this week
March 17, 2021
Repairs on the Cottontail Trail in Gunbarrel could begin this week, causing a temporary closure to two sections of the trail. The trail is part of the LOBO Trail. Impacted sections are between Lookout Road and Highway 52.
Starting as early as Wednesday, a half-mile section of the trail south of Highway 52 to the Boulder White Rock Ditch will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while work is being done. Resurfacing is expected to take four weeks.
The section of the trail that is directly south of the Boulder White Rock Ditch and east of Gunbarrel Estates neighborhood will be completely closed until July 30 as the trail is rerouted to the east. The move will fix a chronic problem with several parts of the trail that regularly wash out with heavy rain.
Cyclists who commute or ride the trail can reconnect with the LOBO Trail by using 71st Street and Highway 52 or North 79th Street and Lookout Road.