Hiking - Homestead/Towhee/Mes­a Loop - 3 miles

The first mile or so has a steady incline, then the rest is mostly downhill. It alternates between full sun and shady pine trees, and it will take little over an hour.

Here is a link to the trailhead: 

https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/south-mesa-trailhead

Also, parking fees are enforced here.   Here is more info on the parking:

https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/open-space-parking-permits-and-fees

You have four parking fee options:

1) Pay $5 at the parking station (exact change).

2) If your car is registered in Boulder County, it is free to park.  

3) Buy a pass for $25. It will be good until Dec 31st.  I'll be posting more open space hikes this spring, so you'd get good use out of it.  If you choose this option, you would need buy it ahead of time, as they are not open on the weekend.  You can purchase it by mail or stop in during the week.  

4) We can carpool from the Superior Target.  I can fit one comfortably in the front, 2 more somewhat comfortably in the back seat, and even 2 more if we all want to be really uncomfortable. :) Let me know, though. :)






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  • Sarah P.

    Bonnie and I have arrived! Look for the green tundra.

    March 8

  • Bonnie

    All systems go! Beautiful blue skies, very little wind and crisp cool air. Looks like a great day to get out. If you think you are going to be late, please write a comment here...Otherwise, we will only wait about 5 minutes. See y'all soon!

    March 8

  • Bonnie

    I just checked the OSMP site, and the trail is still open. Please check back here tomorrow morning. I will check again then report back. Bonnie out.

    March 7

  • Joel T.

    Ironically, I'll be transporting a snowblower at this time. Have fun!

    March 7

    • Bonnie

      I'll be posting more hikes since the weather is getting slightly nicer. Let me know if there is a particular one you'd like to do.

      March 7

  • Sarah P.

    Bonnie, I'm interested in carpooling from the target!

    March 6

    • Bonnie

      Sure! There's a parking lot on the left side of Target (if you are facing the front) - let's meet there. It's by the electronics entrance...not the food one (the other side of the building has another building attached to it). Meet me there at 10:10.

      March 7

  • Bonnie

    Just a heads up - they are calling for some rain tomorrow, but Saturday looks nice. I will be watching the OSMP site tomorrow to see if the trail is closed because of muddy conditions. If so, I will find another one nearby that isn't closed. Marshall Mesa is right nearby, and it about the same length. I'll post an update tomorrow evening either way. Here is the trail closure link if you want to look yourself: https://bouldercolorado.gov/pages/temporary-closures

    March 6

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