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blue Eldorado Canyon Trail

Trail

3.1 mile 5.0 kilometer point to point
76% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,057' 322 m
Descent: -735' -224 m
High: 7,087' 2,160 m
Low: 6,128' 1,868 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 44% (24°)

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Trail shared by Ben Carver

A scenic and fairly easy climb ending at South Boulder Creek and Walker Ranch.

Ben Carver

Features River/Creek · Views

There is an $8.00 vehicle fee to enter the park.

Runner Notes

This is a good trail run as long as you don't mind the elevation gain.

Description

This trail starts at Eldorado Canyon State Park. Drive to the visitor's center and run north from there.

The trail climbs steadily through several switchbacks. After an hour or so it will flatten out and then descend to South Boulder Creek. From there, you can join the Walker Ranch trail. Watch out for bikes at the trail junction.

Eldorado Canyon is very popular with hikers and rock climbers. It will be crowded on weekends. Get there early to avoid the crowds.

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Sep 9, 2017
Jack Toland
Round-trip 6.4mi — 1h 35m
May 15, 2017
Raúl Gross
Walked as hike. Few people beyond initial stairs and boulder fields. Great sunset on hike back. 5.5mi — 3h 00m

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#43

in Colorado

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