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Royal Arch Trail

Boulder, CO

Royal Arch Trail is a 3.2 mile out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, trail running & walking and is accessible from May until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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Button Rock Preserve: Sleepy Lion Trail
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Button Rock Preserve: Sleepy Lion Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Great re opened trail!beautiful scenery, views, reservoirs... Moderate trail and great workout! Take service road up and watch for sign that says sleepy lion trail. Make sure you climb the face of button rock dam! Dogs welcome!!!

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Hall Ranch
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

Great trail, lots of fun to mountain bike. I just moved out to the area from Kansas, so I had to get used to the trails being all uphill for at least half the ride. But once I got into shape for the mountains, the rock garden is by far more fun than any trail I rode in the Kansas City area.

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Hall Ranch
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Bitterbrush Trail to Nelson Loop
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53 Completed 10 Reviews

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Bitterbrush
by Misty Schultz

53 Completed 10 Reviews

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Bitterbrush Trail to Nelson Loop
by Misty Schultz

53 Completed 10 Reviews

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Hall Ranch
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32 Completed 27 Reviews

Did the Nighthawk trail at Hall Ranch. Nelson Loop was closed due to muddy conditions- all the rain we had in May! Bikes are not allowed on Nighthawk trail which made it pleasant to hike.
Nighthawk trail is long, 9.4 mi,but easy. I highly reco it cause the views are outstanding. The trail was muddy at various spots but nice thing with this trail is that even on a Sat there was hardly any1 on the trail. Given the awesome views, I was a little surprised that there were v few hikers- compared to the circus of ppl at Sanitas, which imho is most hyped trail and not that special really.
Nighthawk trail starts pretty easy, winds around to other side & climbs via easy swiItch backs, looping around to a pretty meadow. The views are spectacular throughout the trail. Past the meadow, where the trail is flat, trail climbs again through some trees where you get bit of shade. Otherwise, the trail is pretty open and sun gets hot. Don't forget sunscreen, hat & water! At the end you see breathtaking views of Meeker and Longs Peak, still covered in snow. (See pics)
There were several horseback riders on the trail and one has to avoid all the horse poop on the trails.
The Nelson loop was closed, otherwise one can take the loop and down Bitterbrush trail for change of scenery on way down. I went down Nighthawk trail, total 9.4 miles. I really enjoyed this easy but long hike. Weather was glorious, views just awesome and NO crowds. Luckily, I did not run into any mountain lions or rattlesnakes. Saw deer tho.

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Buchanan Pass / Camp Dick Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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