Doudy Draw Trail

Boulder County, Colorado 80025

Distance2.2mi
Elevation Gain592ft
Trailhead Elevation5,646ft
Top6,107ft
Elevation Min/Max5646/6107ft
Elevation Start/End5646/5646ft

Doudy Draw Trail

Doudy Draw Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 5,646 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 592 feet. The Doudy Draw Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. Along the trail there are restrooms. This trail connects with the following: Community Ditch Trail.

Doudy Draw Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A beautiful hike heads up a wide draw filled with tall prairie grasses, western wheatgrass, yuccas, wildflowers, ponderosa pines, and cottonwood trees, with spectacular views of the Flatirons."

"There are many options for extending this run, or making it more or less challenging. From the trailhead, the trail is a groomed gravel path for half-a-mile of gentle climbing, to where it intersects with the Community Ditch, which runs east–west and connects to Marshall Mesa through an underpass—if you were to take a left on it. Don’t. Stay straight (south), and follow Doudy Draw Trail for 1.7 miles to the junction with the Spring Brook Loop Trail, which heads west."

"This short, very scenic, and easy trail is wheelchair accessible to a picnic area. It features spectacular views once you climb out of the draw."

Doudy Draw Trail Reviews

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4/28/2012
Great trail with views, hills, and watching of rock climbers. Dropping down to the Walker Ranch Open Space adds 0.7 miles (1 way) and makes the hike a little more of a day's outing. Well worth the additional vertical. Would do this trail again in a heartbeat.
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5/16/2007
This trail is spectacular! It is well maintained and traverses some stunning country. After a pretty steep initial grade, it levels out for a while (before plunging downhill again) and the views of the continental divide are dramatic. Beautiful wildflowers line the trail and will be at their peak in a few weeks. I definitely recommend this one.
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1/22/2006
I thought this was a teriffic trail. Lots of variation, some steep and some flat, open space and thick trees. Both the views of Denver to the east and the high country to the west were beautiful. Definitely, recommend it.
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6/23/2005
good moderate hike, out and back. you get a good climb both ways. You get to south boulder creek right at 3 miles (the half way point). the falls are a nick place to sit and have a snack before starting back up the hill for the return trip.
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Trail Information

Boulder County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
Hiking, Mountain Biking
Additional Use
City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks South Mesa/South Boulder Creek West; Latitude 40° Boulder-Nederland Trails
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Jul 2018