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greenBlue Forsythe Canyon Trail

Trail

1.2 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 4' 1 m
Descent: -386' -118 m
High: 7,675' 2,339 m
Low: 7,292' 2,223 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Wendy Sweet

A Boulder mountain trail, more remote than the bustle of Chautauqua Trail or Sanitas Valley Trail.

Wendy Sweet

Features Fall Colors · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

The best way to reach Forsythe Canyon Trailhead from Boulder is up Magnolia Road, about a 45-minute drive. The run itself is relatively flat, and only has a few slightly technical areas of rocks. After following a shaded stream, you'll reach a very small waterfall, maybe 15 feet high. Follow the trail (uphill to the left) a little farther and you'll find Gross Reservoir.

Directions: Once you turn off of Magnolia and onto 68, drive for 2 miles then turn right into the parking lot just before FR359. Look for a gravel parking lot with a restroom and a wooden fence surrounding the perimeter.

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Jun 16, 2016
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in Colorado

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