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Eldorado Canyon Trail

 3.7 (24)
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Length

3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers

76%

Runnable

Elevation

1,057' 322 m

Ascent

-735' -224 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

7,087' 2,160 m

High

6,128' 1,868 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 4 days ago
The loop back is closed - so it’s a there and back route History

Getting forecast...

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 [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

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

Description [Suggest Changes]

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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  3.7 from 24 votes

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#270

in Colorado

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