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Run an easy climb through Coyote Open Space to Harper Lake, with views of mountains at Davidson Mesa


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8.3

Miles

13.3

KM

99%

Runnable

5,670' 1,728 m

High

5,428' 1,655 m

Low

334' 102 m

Up

330' 101 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Views

Overview

This run is comprised of 8 miles of fun trails with some good views in Louisville. You'll be on concrete for most of the way, and therefore, don't need to worry too much about your footing. This route is a great way to unwind and enjoy the views from Louisville.

Description

Combine several trails to a nice longer run in Louisville. Be respectful, as you'll have to share the trail around the lake with geese.

The trail begins with a bit of a climb, but levels out after about the first mile. Be sure to take a look around as there are good views toward the mountains. You'll be on concrete for most of the way, and have the option to loop to the Louisville Reservoir.

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Christian Huber

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  2.9 from 7 votes

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Photos

Here we're looking eastward. The hard-packed pea-gravel surface is a pleasure to run/walk on. The entire trail looks basically like this (except that when you look west you see the awesome view!).
Apr 6, 2018 near Superior, CO
Davidson Mesa Trail
Jul 29, 2018 near Superior, CO
The trailhead sign and map, with the flatirons in the background.
Apr 6, 2018 near Louisville, CO
Choose your trail. The one on the right (closest to the dog park) takes you counterclockwise on the longest loop. Center - lollipop. To the left, not pictured, if you want to go clockwise.
Apr 6, 2018 near Louisville, CO
Looking at Boulder and the foothills from Davidson Mesa, near the access point from Rt 36.
Apr 5, 2018 near Superior, CO
Winter Scenery in Coyote Run Open Space
Sep 24, 2015 near Louisville, CO

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Jan 4, 2024
Angela Delos Santos
Feb 5, 2023
Angela Delos Santos
Nov 20, 2021
Jessica Montenieri
Mile 4.5 has a trail closing! Heads up
Jul 2, 2020
Matt H
7.6mi
Mar 17, 2019
Ben Russell
trail is mostly dry
Aug 24, 2017
Matt Chan
8.5mi
Jun 2, 2017
Joel Ricklefs
Hard pack road. Not much gravel. Good for barefoot running. 6.5mi
Dec 26, 2016
Stefan D.
3mi — 0h 23m
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