Hiking in Longmont, Colorado

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Hall Ranch Trails including Bitterbrush Trail and Nelson Loop Trail
Hall Ranch Trails including Bitterbrush Trail and Nelson Loop Trail
Lyons, Colorado, United States (10.3 miles away)
Difficult: 5.9 miles, 1-3 hours
The Bitterbrush and Nelson Loop Trails are fairly difficult mountain bike routes that form a lasso trail near Lyons, CO.

Unlike many of my other trail guides, this one is definitely a little more strenuous and technical. If you are riding a bike, prepare for steep climbs and rapid descents. There are some tricky corners and numerous rocks and roots in the trail. There is also great scenery, lots of wildlife, and a heck of a roller-coaster ride. Although this trail is...
Boulder Creek Path with a loop
Boulder Creek Path with a loop
Boulder, Colorado, United States (11.7 miles away)
Easy: 7.1 miles, 1-3 hours
Enjoy America's #1 recreation town by bike. This path starts in the plains, goes through town and ends in the mountains.

In a town that loves its trails and alternative forms of transportation, the Boulder Creek Path is the perfect defining landmark. This trail also symbolizes the state of Colorado since it start in the plains and ends in the mountains; it also runs through both rural and urban landscapes. This trail is also commonly known as the Boulder Bike Path...
Dirty Bismarck Loop
Dirty Bismarck Loop
Superior, Colorado, United States (15.5 miles away)
Moderate: 12.1 miles, 1-3 hours
This mountain bike version of the famous Morgul-Bismarck bike race course, is a great loop trail near Superior, Colorado

Also known as the "Happy Meal Loop," the Bismarck Dirty Loop was completed in 2011 with the addition of the Meadowlark Trail section. This trail is easily accessible by Colorado Front Range trail users and is an especially enjoyable mountain bike trail. Although challenging in a couple short sections, in general the Bismarck Dirty Loop is not a very...
Meyers Homestead Trail
Meyers Homestead Trail
Boulder, Colorado, United States (19.1 miles away)
Moderate: 5.2 miles, 1-3 hours
This trail is part of the Walker Ranch Open Space area southwest of Boulder, Colorado.

The Meyers Homestead Trail is located nine miles southwest of Boulder, Colorado. To reach the trail from Boulder, you will drive west on Baseline Road until you get to Chautauqua Park. You will continue on this road, but the name changes to Flagstaff Road and it begins to climb quite steeply. Once you reach the top of Flagstaff Road and begin downhill,...
Heil Ranch
Heil Ranch
Boulder, Colorado, United States (10.5 miles away)
Moderate: 7.6 miles, 1-3 hours
Enjoy biking, hiking, or horseback riding on the Wapiti and Ponderosa Loop Trails at Heil Ranch northwest of Boulder.

Boulder has not been voted America's #1 Outdoor City for nothing. Heil Valley Ranch Open Space is one of the many reasons for Boulder's worldwide reputation. Although the name of this guide is Heil Ranch, the two trails featured here are the Wapiti Trail and the Ponderosa Loop trail. Together, they form what is known as a lasso trail. This trail...
South Boulder Creek Trail
South Boulder Creek Trail
Boulder, Colorado, United States (13.0 miles away)
Easy: 3.2 miles, 1-3 hours
Follow the beautiful South Boulder Creek past grazing cattle and spot wildlife of all kinds on this marvelous trail.

It's not easy being a trail on the edge of America's most fit community. You get a lot of use. But it's not just humans that make this trail popular. Critters of all sorts populate South Boulder Creek and its companion trail. It's not unusual to see deer, coyote, dogs, cows, geese, and many smaller birds. On this particular trip, the author of this...
Broomfield/Louisville Loop Trail
Broomfield/Louisville Loop Trail
Louisville, Colorado, United States (14.1 miles away)
Moderate: 11.7 miles, 1-3 hours
Enjoy this loop trail that meanders along creeks, beside a pond, through pumpkin fields and over Colorado hills.

This trail wanders through the communities of Louisville, Broomfield, and Lafayette, Colorado. Most of the ride is on open space trails, but portions of it also utilize Dillon Road and S. 120th Street. There are three good trailheads from which to access this trail, and each trailhead is in a different one of the three communities mentioned above....
Walker Ranch Mountain Bike Ride
Crescent, Colorado, United States (21 miles away)
Classic ride west of Boulder, CO

This is a classic ride west of Boulder, CO. It is mostly intermediate with some advanced sections. Follow Flagstaff Road for about 7.5 miles from Boulder and you will come to the Walker Ranch Loop Trailhead. But since I am based in Denver, I will describe the directions from the Crescent Meadows Trailhead off of Gross Dam Road. To get to the trailhead...
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Devil's Thumb Big Loop Trail
by coloradojohnsons on Jun 19, 2011
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 8.4 miles (16.2 miles away)
This is one of my favorite Boulder hikes ~ lots of elevation gain ~ at a fast pace this hike takes 5 to 6 hours ~ wonderful views ~ wildlife ~ lush healthy plant life ~ wildflowers everywhere! ~ a fantastic hike ~ advanced with technical spots
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Great Dog Friendly Hike
by coloradojohnsons on Aug 21, 2010
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 2.8 miles (16.2 miles away)
A perfect hike for dog owners; completely dog friendly.  Fantastic views of the 'Flatirons' and 'Devils Thumb' from directly underneath it.  This is a portion of the Shananhan Ridge Trail; at average hiking pace this hike takes between 1.25 - 1.75 hour(s).
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Sleepy Lion Trail
by jimlarkey on Nov 05, 2008
Lyons, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 4.9 miles (13.4 miles away)
The Sleepy Lion Trail is a backdoor entry to the Hall Ranch Open Space, connecting with the Nighthawk and Nelson Ranch Loop trails.  Parking is available before the gate on the service road to the Ralph Price Dam.  As you walk along the service road, paralleling the North St. Vrain Creek, 0.25 mi.s from the gate, you pass the Longmont Reservoir Dam on the right (N'ly).  Continuing along the service road, at...
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by tbregman on Apr 08, 2009
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 4.9 miles (15.0 miles away)
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Eldorado Canyon Trail, Colorado State Parks
by jimlarkey on May 17, 2011
Eldorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 5.8 miles (19.2 miles away)
An easy hike, in a Colorado State Park.....Eldorado Canyon Trail.  Our goal to reach the Walker Ranch junction was cut short by distant thunder and lightning.  But we were rewarded with a trip to Agave Mexico Bistro & Tequila House in Boulder, and a stop at GoLite's warehouse sale.
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Mesa Trail, Flatirons, Boulder
by jimlarkey on May 13, 2012
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 6.9 miles (15.1 miles away)
A change...an urban p2p hike in the Open Spaces & Mountain Parks (OSMP) of the City of Boulder, complete with TH parking fees.  Expect to encounter many runners, hikers, dogs, cellphones, etc. along the well maintained trails.It's a great hike to see the features of the Flatirons.  Even greater if you're accompanied by a climber who can point out the challenges of some of the classic technical climbs, like "The Maiden", "The...
Chautauqua - Bluebell-Baird - Mesa loop
by CarlNelson on Aug 01, 2010
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 1.4 miles (15.1 miles away)
Pleasant afternoon hike in Boulder, tougher because I'm not used to the altitude!  The Flatirons are very scenic.  I even spotted one wedding couple having their pictures made here.
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Rabbit Mountain
by battman919 on Jan 21, 2012
Longmont, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 6.2 miles (8.4 miles away)
A quick out and back with time to have a coffee.  Free access and great trail.  Careful of trail restrictions due to nesting raptors!
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enchanted birthday Hike
by tbregman on Apr 28, 2009
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 2.7 miles (15.0 miles away)
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Picture Rock Trail, Heil Valley Ranch, Boulder Open Space
by jimlarkey on Oct 26, 2010
Lyons, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 10.3 miles (9.5 miles away)
Picture Rock Trail is a popular mountain-bike trail, located in the Heil Valley Ranch Open Space, of Boulder County.  Not many mountain-bikers on the day of our hike....mid-week, and WIND.....be sure to check out the video at the end of the slideshow!Picture Rock Trail is one of 5 trails in the Heil Ranch Park.  It's a trip back in time, to when ranching was big in the foothills of the Rockies.  The...
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Flatirons 1 and 2
by padrigue on Sep 02, 2010
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 1.9 miles (15.3 miles away)
Lots of nice trails right out of Chautauqua Park at Baseline & 9th in Boulder. I took the route to the first two Flatirons. Good hike. Lots of nice scenery and a good climb. Can do it easily in an evening after work, but you'll get a good sweat goin.'My GPS got all catiwonkus up near the top, but evened back out after I was actually at the top and had turned...
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Mallory Cave
by smbernhardt on Jan 31, 2010
Marnett, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 46 miles (2.0 miles away)
We started out with our dog Buck and made it to the top in around 2 hours. As we arrived at the top we ran into two other girls, trying to make their way up. Eventually we all made it up and met two more climbers who had left the rope. After some pictures and chatting we all climbed back down the icy slope which proved to be more difficult then climbing...