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Niwot Ridge Trail

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 3.4 (5)

Follow a dirt road up to the crest of Niwot Ridge.


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6.5

Miles

10.4

KM

Point to Point

12,252' 3,734 m

High

9,298' 2,834 m

Low

2,954' 901 m

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9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Description

Starting from the South Sourdough trailhead, follow the road for the Mountain Research Station up towards Niwot Ridge. Eventually the road ends, but the trail continues on up to the end of the Research Station outposts. You can return the way you came (13 miles, roughly), or take the Niwot Ridge Spur Trail up to Brainard Lake and the South Sourdough (#835) Trail back to where you started, for a 20-mile day.

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Michael Reschly

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 5 votes

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in Nederland

#19056

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#1,590

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#19,056

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Sep 30, 2018 near Nederland, CO
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Sep 30, 2018 near Nederland, CO

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Sep 29, 2018
wildtrout1
Beautiful mountain and lake view at the end but not worth the research debris strewn hike to get there. 12.5mi — 5h 00m
Sep 10, 2018
Kim Chrislip
W Sarah. Super windy. Started at Long Lake TH and took the Niwot Spur. 10.1mi
Jul 4, 2018
Sean Peters