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Mellow, low angle, almost lazy climbing on flood-scoured doubletrack.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Point to Point

5,877' 1,791 m

High

5,504' 1,678 m

Low

397' 121 m

Up

25' 8 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views

There is no public access from the eastern extent of this trail on Thomas Ln.

Description

One of the many east-west trails providing access to the Mesa Trail from the surrounding Boulder area. Specifically, Lower Big Bluestem Trail connects Thomas Ln. to Greenbriar Connector, Bluestem Connector, Upper Big Bluestem Trail, and finally, the Mesa Trail.

Lower Big Bluestem starts off very mellow with low angle, lazy climbing up to Upper Big Bluestem Trail on flood-scoured doubletrack and finishes on contouring singletrack as it makes its way to the Mesa Trail.

Soak in the unadulterated views of the Flatirons and the surrounding mesa.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson with improvements by Grant Beverage

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 5 votes

#17

in Boulder

#27470

Overall
  3.0 from 5 votes
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Trail Rankings

#17

in Boulder

#2,269

in Colorado

#27,470

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844 Since Dec 20, 2014
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Photos

Just after sunrise on a partly cloud morning, along the Lower Big Bluestem trail near the intersection with the Mesa Trail.
Sep 2, 2019 near Boulder, CO
From the bottom of the Upper Big Bluestem Trail. June 2016.
May 3, 2017 near Boulder, CO
Looking back at Bear and South Boulder peaks from the Lower Big Bluestem Trail.
Nov 8, 2016 near Superior, CO

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