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blue Eldorado Canyon Trail

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Trail

3.1 mile 5.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,057' 322 m
Descent: -735' -224 m
High: 7,087' 2,160 m
Low: 6,128' 1,868 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 44% (24°)

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Trail shared by Ben Carver

A scenic and fairly easy climb ending at South Boulder Creek and Walker Ranch.

Ben Carver

Features River/Creek · Views

There is an $8.00 vehicle fee to enter the park.

Description

This trail starts at Eldorado Canyon State Park. Drive to the visitor's center and hike 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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Jun 15, 2019
Daylene York
7mi
May 15, 2019
JP Jones
That wasn't as easy as advertised; 75% of the round-trip is steep inclines, only about a mile or two is fairly level and pleasant to traverse. 7mi — 3h 58m
May 12, 2019
Shaleen Marie
3.1mi — 2h 27m
Apr 14, 2019
Sarah Butterworth
3.1mi
Apr 5, 2019
Amy Domino
Super fun hike. Be sure to go all the way to the creek at the bottom! It is worth it.
Jan 20, 2019
Kim Chrislip
With Jer & Sam. Snowy and slushy in shady sections. 5.1mi
Dec 30, 2018
Helene Gaglioti
Dec 16, 2018
Adrianna Carey
6.2mi

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