By Audra Streetman

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The city of Boulder will close the Royal Arch Trail next week for repairs. The popular trail at Chautauqua Park has experienced heavy erosion over the years.

(credit: city of Boulder)

Officials with the city’s Open Space & Mountain Parks will install an 18-foot bridge to help hikers pass through the area safely. In May, the city plans to build a new staircase to the route.

The closure could start as early as next Monday and last through April 16.

Audra Streetman