Opening Day at the Highway 93 Tunnel

Approaching the tunnel from east to west.

Approaching the tunnel from east to west.

It has been a long time in coming, but it is finally open! The tunnel at Marshall Mesa that allow user groups to safely cross under Highway 93 from east to west.

My friend Samantha and I were hoping the winds would die down last Friday so we could attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and they finally did. We arrived around 2:00 PM, tacked up and did a wonderful loop heading east then circling back west to the new tunnel. We met up with two other riders, Jill and Allen, and also greeted Suzann with her stick horse. The tunnel ceremony welcomed horse riders, bike riders, hikers and a couple of canine friends for the ribbon cutting event.

View from west side looking east.

View from west side looking east.

Steve Mertz, with the City of Boulder Open Space, hosted the event along with City officials. Steve you looked great in your white top hat and tails. Thanks for making it a welcoming and fun event. As you descend down the trail approaching the tunnel you are rewarded with a stunning view of Eldorado Canyon, it is sure to become a great spot for photo taking.

Get out and enjoy this now safely connected trail system in South Boulder, and thanks to all who got it built!

Linda P


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