2.6 miles
Distance
1,168 ft
Climb
-219 ft
Descent
00:25:45
Avg time

Chapman Drive Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Boulder Open Space
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    XC, RD, CX, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 25 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Chapman drive is a fire road on the backside of Flagstaff mountain. While closed to vehicles, it is maintained for emergency crews and is generally smooth making it a favorite for roadies, grodies and mountain bikers riding to Walker Ranch who would rather ride on dirt than pavement. A few grade reversals for drainage add some whoops to the ride, but don't expect a true mountain bike experience.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Chapman Drive mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    949 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,801 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,759 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,804 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,753 ft
  • Grade
    6.847%
  • Grade max
    -37.208%
  • Grade min
    47.029%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,896 ft
  • Distance flat
    378 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:30
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on May 1, 2021
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Chapman Drive Trail Reports

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      May 1, 2021 @ 8:47am
      May 1, 2021
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 6:14pm
      Apr 10, 2021
      Marked as variable but really it's fine. There is one patch of ice across the trail at around 2.2 miles from the bottom.
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 9:18am
      Apr 4, 2021
      Mostly rideable but still some sections of snow and ice towards the top. Melting fast.
      Feb 6, 2021 @ 10:10am
      Feb 6, 2021
      Several sections of ice up high - north-facing and shaded but mostly clear
      Dec 26, 2020 @ 9:27am
      Dec 26, 2020
      Sections of ice, but rideable on gravel / mountain bike with delicate inputs.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 114 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      All
      • 488 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Indian Peaks Traverse (IPT)
      68 miles
      Super Walker via Chapman (aka Dirty Super Walker)
      29 miles

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