BOULDER, CO – The Boulder residents must expect to see a helicopter around the city on Tuesday, August 17. The City of Boulder has planned to use a helicopter to maintain and construct some of the popular open space trails in Boulder.
The operation of the helicopter is expected to be between 6:30 am to 5 pm. The Open Space and Mountain Parks or OSMP, who is responsible for the helicopter operation, will closely monitor the weather to make sure the helicopter can operate smoothly.
Because of this, some open space areas will be temporarily closed and visitors are highly advised to stay away from the construction areas. The visitors who insist or accessing the closed trails will be reported by the rangers. OSMP stated that this action is necessary to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the operation.
Anemone Hill Trail in west Boulder is one of the site that will be on the list of the operation. OSMP will also conduct some repairs and improvement for the trails along the Royal Arch and 1st/2nd Flatiron.
The trails in Red Rocks and Anemone Hill area, between the Boulder Canyon and Sunshine Canyon, will be closed due to helicopter operation. The Sunshine Canyon Trail will still be open, but the visitors must use a detour trail around the east area of Red Rocks Trails.
The other site that will be temporarily closed is the Green Bear trails and Bear Peak West Ridge. The Bear Canyon, 1st/2nd Flatiron, and Royal Arch trails will remain close during the construction and maintenance.
Visitors are highly advised to visit OSMPTrails.org to see the complete trails’ closure during the construction and maintenance.