Sanitas Valley Trail
ElevationAscent: 541' 165 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,040' 1,841 m
Low: 5,500' 1,676 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“A favorite in-town trail enjoyed by the masses.”— Megan W
The Sanitas Valley Trail ascends the broad valley between Mount Sanitas and Dakota Ridge. The smooth, wide, gravel trail makes for easy footing except for a couple short sections damaged by the 2013 flooding. Views to the south include the edges of the iconic Boulder Flatirons. Fields of wildflowers line the exposed, sunny trail. A bench at the top of this trail offers panoramic views of Boulder and beyond.
At almost any time of day you'll share the Sanitas Valley with off-leash dogs, enthusiastic kids, power walkers and trail runners trying to improve their record time. Happily, this trail is wide enough to absorb all users.
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