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Blue Bird Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.9 mile 3.0 kilometer loop
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 171' 52 m
Descent: -162' -49 m
High: 8,682' 2,646 m
Low: 8,531' 2,600 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by John Scalese

A loop that encompasses a large meadow and a ponderosa/lodgepole forest.

John Scalese

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Closed in spring for Elk calving. No bikes.

Runner Notes

A well-maintained trail with only a few very short sections of trickier footing.

Description

This is a fun loop that rewards with views of a large meadow, a creek, mountain peaks and even provides a short but worthy side trip to the old Blue Bird mine. There are buildings in the meadow that are now used for an artists' retreat (they used to be a recording studio for very famous artists).

This is a great loop to do on a mellow morning.

Flora & Fauna

A large meadow with wildflowers in the summer and aspens that provide great fall color. In nice weather, there are loads of birds to sing for runners.

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  2.7 from 3 votes

#6

in Nederland

#32145

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#6

in Nederland

#2,488

in Colorado

#32,145

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609 Since Oct 23, 2015
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Photos

Fantastic fall colors so close to Boulder.
Sep 24, 2016 near Nederland, CO
Sweeping meadows and aspens along historic grounds.
Sep 24, 2016 near Nederland, CO
The fall brings out nice colors in and around the large meadow.
Oct 23, 2015 near Nederland, CO

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