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greenBlue Sugarloaf Mountain

  4.3 ( 15 ) Favorite

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 432' 132 m
Descent: -432' -132 m
High: 8,892' 2,710 m
Low: 8,460' 2,579 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

Dogs

Unknown
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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

The best bang-for-your-buck view trail in Boulder County.

Nick Wilder

Features Fall Colors · Views

Family Friendly It's a little steep for younger kids, but the short distance, fun summit rocks, and possible raspberries makes this a crowd pleaser.

Overview

A short drive from Boulder, easy parking, a short hike, and a truly spectacular summit make this a deservedly popular destination. Relative to it's easy difficulty, there is no more rewarding summit in the county.

Description

From the large parking area and intersection with the Switzerland Trail, there are many trails going in all directions. This is the only one going east, and steeply uphill. Head up the rocky road and go past a gate that blocks cars. Simply wind around the mountain as the trees disappear and enjoy the views.

Explore the summit area with a bunch of "throne" rock seats built into the western hill and soak in the views!

Flora & Fauna

You can find wild Boulder Raspberries in season right on the side of the trail.

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Jun 1, 2019
Ryan Townsend
Mar 6, 2019
Laura Bulmer
Best views of my life 1.5mi
Dec 30, 2018
Laura B.
Short and sweet. Views from the top are amazing. Great hike with a dog. 1.5mi
Oct 22, 2018
Patrick Csongei
Sweet views! 1.4mi — 1h 00m
Aug 18, 2018
lindsey n.
1.4mi
Aug 1, 2018
Sarah Sandler
Camped out the night before and hiked up at sunrise- best sunrise I've ever seen 1.3mi
May 11, 2018
Chris Gummer

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 15 votes

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in Sugarloaf

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in Sugarloaf

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in Colorado

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