Lion's Lair Trail
ElevationAscent: 711' 217 m
Descent: -40' -12 m
High: 6,807' 2,075 m
Low: 6,113' 1,863 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
Current trail conditions
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“Fantastic views from a smooth, well-built trail.”— Nick Wilder
As you ascend, the views get better and better. Be sure to turn around and enjoy the high peaks in the distance. From the top, all of Boulder is laid out in front of you. Return the way you came, or make a long loop by going down the Sanitas Valley Trail or the Mount Sanitas Trail, then follow the Sunshine Canyon Trail back towards the beginning of this trail.
It's a shame this trailhead does not connect to Sunshine Canyon Trail (there's private property in the way), but maybe someday the county will get an easement to connect them?
Land Manager: Boulder County, CO - Parks and Open Space