Brainard Lake Recreation Area

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53 mi 85 km

Runs

58 mi 93 km

Trails

38

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Easy Trails
5 Trails
Intermediate Trails
13 Trails
Hard Trails
1 Trails

Food & Drink

After the Run: Local Favorites

Kathmandu The best Nepalese food over 8000 feet!
New Moon Bakery and Cafe This is a great place for a morning meeting. Quiche and coffee is my breakfast of choice here.
1 W 1st St, Nederland CO — (303) 258-3569
Pioneer Inn Cool spot to work an watch a game
Crosscut Pizzeria and Taphouse Best pizza in CO
Backcountry Pizza Eggplant parm sandwich is awesome!
Spruce Confections Blueberry scone
4684 Broadway St, Boulder CO — (303) 449-5819
Proto's Pizzeria The Proto pie is the best pizza on the menu and one of the best in Boulder. Very simple but delicious
4670 Broadway St, Boulder CO — (720) 565-1050
Julia's Kitchen Super yummy clean food. I feel great after eating here.
4457 Broadway St, Boulder CO — (720) 389-5578
La Choza The "loco" burrito for breakfast is an excellent choice. Great tasting horchata.
Logan's Espresso Cafe They now take debit and credit On their fancy new iPad register! The coffee is the same though - delicious.
3980 Broadway St, Boulder CO — (303) 443-3600
Lucky's Cafe I had the Flannel with eggs instead of Tofu... YUM!
China Gourmet Food is good. They use a lot of garlic. Great prices, too, but cash only.
3970 Broadway St, Boulder CO — (303) 440-3500
The Greenbriar Inn Ridiculous wine list, deep in CA cab, meritage, Bordeaux. Love the tableside Caesar, steak tartar, and bananas foster. Unpretentious service, great food, in a historic location.
Spruce Confections Best. Staff. Ever. Tip yo' barista, son!
767 Pearl St #B, Boulder CO — (303) 449-6773
Nick and Willy's Take And Bake Pizza Skip the pizza and get the rotisserie chicken; its great
801 Pearl St, Boulder CO — (303) 444-9898
Zoe Ma Ma The best Za Jiang Mien in town.
2010 10th St, Boulder CO — (303) 545-6262
Sherpa's Adventure Restaurant & Bar Like chai? Good, It's amazing here.
825 Walnut St, Boulder CO — (303) 440-7151
Amu Voted Best Japanese Restaurant in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!
1221 Spruce St, Boulder CO — (303) 440-0807
Sushi Zanmai It's all about the Firecracker Roll!
1221 Spruce St, Boulder CO — (303) 440-0733
Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar Hit Hapa up for great sushi and fun!
1117 Pearl St, Boulder CO — (303) 473-4730
Women's Colorado Mountain Biking Skills Workshop - Level 1: Jul 1 - Golden: White Ranch Park
Colorado offers a wide variety of challenges for the mountain bike rider. If you are new to mountain biking and are eager to get onto the dirt trails, learn the basics the right way. This course is taught by our professional female instructors and is intended for female riders of all skill levels looking to develop and hone their basic skills. Details
Introduction to GPS Navigation Class - Level 1: Jul 1 - Golden: White Ranch Park
Head out into the field for a day of hands-on GPS navigation training. You'll learn how to enter waypoints, use the tracklog on your GPS, and transfer information between the unit and your map. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it. Details
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Trails in Brainard Lake Recreation Area - 14

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4.5 mi 7.3 km
#1 Pawnee Pass Trail
Nederland, CO
4.5 mi 7.3 km Nederland, CO
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Dry, Snowy, Some Mud, Fallen Trees: Mostly packed snow with some muddy sections and the occasional dry section. Snow travel is relatively easy, no post-holing.
10 days ago
15.0 mi 24.2 km
#2 Buchanan Pass Trail
Nederland, CO
15.0 mi 24.2 km Nederland, CO
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Nederland, CO
2.1 mi 3.3 km Nederland, CO
Minor Issues
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Dry, Snowy, Some Mud, Fallen Trees: Mostly packed snow with some muddy sections and the occasional dry section. Snow travel is relatively easy, no post-holing.
10 days ago
Nederland, CO
2.1 mi 3.5 km Nederland, CO
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6.9 mi 11.1 km
#5 Beaver Creek Trail
Nederland, CO
6.9 mi 11.1 km Nederland, CO
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2.6 mi 4.3 km
#6 Niwot Ridge Trail
Nederland, CO
2.6 mi 4.3 km Nederland, CO
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1.3 mi 2.1 km
#7 Jean Lunning Trail
Nederland, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km Nederland, CO
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Nederland, CO
6.9 mi 11.2 km Nederland, CO
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Snowy, Some Mud, Fallen Trees
25 days ago
Nederland, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km Nederland, CO
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Snowy, Some Mud, Fallen Trees
25 days ago
Nederland, CO
5.8 mi 9.3 km Nederland, CO
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Snowy, Icy
72 days ago
Nederland, CO
2.1 mi 3.4 km Nederland, CO
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Snowy, Some Mud, Fallen Trees
25 days ago
Nederland, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km Nederland, CO
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Nederland, CO
5.7 mi 9.2 km Nederland, CO
All Clear
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Dry
28 days ago
Nederland, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km Nederland, CO
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