Seriously, we're really very happy that Boulder County Public Works has undertaken necessary road work on 95th Street.  There is a low part that is prone to flooding, so Boulder County has started the North 95th Street (Valmont Road to Lookout Road) Reconstruction & Flood Resiliency Improvements Project to fix it.  We're happy to see the work get done, but it does complicate getting here.

As of today, June 10th, 2024, YOU CAN ONLY GET TO CAPELLA RANCH ON SOUTHBOUND 95th STREET FROM LOOKOUT ROAD during the construction times.  Construction times are 8am - 4:30pm, Monday-Friday.  All roads are open during non-construction hours.  95th Street is fully closed between Phillips Road and Valmont Road during construction, so if you come from the SOUTH of Capella Ranch, you'll have to go North on Highway 287 or 75th Street to Lookout Road, turn toward 95th, then go South on 95th to get here.  Here is a video that shows the drive from Lookout Road south to the ranch:

Thank you Boulder County Public Works!

2024 Road Closure
Impacts your arrival

If you zoom in on the map above, you'll see that Phillips Road will only be accessible going SOUTH on 95th from now through the end of the construction project:

Unfortunately, if you accidently forget to plan your route with closures in mind, and you have to turn around and loop back, there isn't an easy way.  There is a loop to the East that is about 8 miles, or a loop to the West that is about 10 miles.  There is no other choice.  Here are Google Map routes with turn-by-turn directions:
As always, please feel free to call us before you head this way, and we can give you the most recent information on closures and directions to Capella Ranch.  

According to the Boulder County Project Page: the road will be closed to all travelers...between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Detours will be established. All work is weather and contractor dependent. When the road is open, there will be gravel roadway sections, so expect less-than-ideal travel conditions and reduced speeds.

The summer 2024 closure schedule is:
  • Phase 1a – Yellow - Lookout Road to Gunbarrel Road – April through mid-May
  • Phase 1b – Blue - Gunbarrel Road to Phillips Road – Mid-May through mid-June
  • Phase 1c – Orange - Phillips Road to Owl Lane – June 10th through July 3rd
  • Phase 1d – Red - Owl Lane to South End of Project Zone – July 3rd through late August
  • Phase 2 - Pink - Schedule TBD
This custom Google map shows the closure locations associated with the colors in the bullets just above: