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Boulder Reservoir Trail

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Trail

2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 65' 20 m
Descent: -55' -17 m
High: 5,213' 1,589 m
Low: 5,177' 1,578 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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Trail shared by Benjamin Pontecorvo

A tranquil trail that wraps around the eastern shores of Boulder Reservoir.

Benjamin Pontecorvo

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Dogs are not allowed in the park May 15 through Labor Day.

Description

"The Res" as locals call it, is a scenic trail around the edge of Boulder Reservior in North Boulder. This trail follows the eastern shoreline of the reservoir with very few ups or downs. Views of the eastern plains as well as western peaks abound.

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Oct 21, 2019
Erik Funk
Link with twin lakes through IBM connector to Jay rd for a nice loop 10mi — 1h 24m
Feb 10, 2019
Kasey Thomas
Snow packed 2.8mi
Jun 16, 2018
Tim Thompson
Couldn't run it unless I wanted to pay $7 for the "privilege" of doing so. Checked their website, from 5/26-9/3 they charge fees. Be forewarned tha…
Sep 11, 2017
Hope Cutler
Connected to hidden valley ranch 12mi

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Boulder Reservoir
Feb 18, 2015 near Gunbarrel, CO
Early Morning Swim
Aug 14, 2019 near Niwot, CO
The "beach" at Boulder Reservoir
Apr 30, 2015 near Niwot, CO
Views of the Flatirons from the Boulder Reservoir "beach"
Apr 30, 2015 near Niwot, CO
Foothills of Boulder from the Boulder Res. Dam
Apr 30, 2015 near Gunbarrel, CO
Near the entrance of the Boulder Reservoir Trail
Apr 30, 2015 near Niwot, CO

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