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Eldorado Canyon Trail

 18 votes

3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers

 

76% 

Runnable

Singletrack

1,057' 322 m

Ascent

-735' -224 m

Descent

7,087' 2,160 m

High

6,128' 1,868 m

Low

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

All Clear

17 days agoUpdate

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

Ben Carver

Overview

There is an $8.00 vehicle fee to enter the park.
Features: River/Creek — Views
Dogs: Leashed

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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  3.6 from 18 votes

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#359

in Colorado

#3,844

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Conditions


All Clear 17 days ago
Dry - Just enough moisture to keep the trail from being dusty.
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