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Left Hand

Easy/Intermediate
 3.3 (3)

This fairly easy trail can be linked in combination with a bunch of Boulder Valley Ranch trails.


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2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Point to Point

5,399' 1,646 m

High

5,324' 1,623 m

Low

119' 36 m

Up

152' 46 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Dogs are permitted, but must be leashed on this trail.

Description

Left Hand Trail can be used either direction to connect a large number of trails in the Boulder Valley Ranch network. Good, direct access from either the trailhead on Neva Road or Beech Trailhead off Highway 36 make it an efficient choice for those short on time.

Starting at the north end at the Neva trailhead, head through the gate just east of the parking lot. Hike on flat ground about three-quarters of a mile southwest past a shelter. Left Hand Trail turns east after the shelter and travels a section of smooth trail next to Lefthand Reservoir.

There are a couple of rolling hills before you reach the third bridge in a little over a mile. After the bridge, ascend steeply up a short climb to a gate. After the gate, Left Hand travels due south through several more gates and ends at Boulder Valley Ranch trailhead and parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

Eagles, northern harriers, red-tailed hawks, deer, coyotes, prairie dogs, rattlesnakes, bull snakes.

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Megan W

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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Starting out from the trailhead on the Sage Trail
Apr 30, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Typical scenery on Left Hand Trail
Apr 30, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Cattle guards installed at all the gates for Left Hand Trail, except for the last one going north.
Apr 30, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Boulder open space after a rain.
Apr 30, 2015 near Niwot, CO

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