16.9 miles
Distance
5,868 ft
Climb
-5,970 ft
Descent
2 miles
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Boulder Skyline Traverse is a 17 mile less popular intermediate route located near Boulder Colorado. This hike primary route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 5,868 ft with a max elevation of 8,545 ft then descends -5,970 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Hike
  • Other Activities
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Boulder Skyline Traverse mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    5 hr 41 min
  • Altitude change
    -102 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,415 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,621 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,518 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -83.7%
  • Grade min
    101.9%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,123 ft

Directions

  1. Walk northwest on Mesa Trail (South).
  2. Continue for 400 meters.
  3. Keep right to stay on Mesa Trail (South).
  4. Continue for 400 meters.
  5. Turn left onto Towhee.
  6. Continue for 300 meters.
  7. Keep right to stay on Towhee.
  8. Continue for less than 10 meters.
  9. Keep left to stay on Towhee.
  10. Continue for 300 meters.
  11. Turn left to stay on Towhee.
  12. Continue for 500 meters.
  13. Turn left onto Mesa Trail (South).
  14. Continue for 300 meters.
  15. Keep right to stay on Mesa Trail (South).
  16. Continue for 300 meters.
  17. Keep left to take Shadow Canyon South.
  18. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  19. Turn left onto Shadow Canyon Trail.
  20. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  21. Turn left onto South Boulder Peak.
  22. Continue for 400 meters.
  23. Walk north on South Boulder Peak.
  24. Continue for 400 meters.
  25. Bear left onto Bear Peak.
  26. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  27. Turn left onto Green Bear.
  28. Continue for 4 kilometers.
  29. Walk west on Green Mountain West Ridge.
  30. Continue for 200 meters.
  31. Turn right onto Ranger Trail.
  32. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  33. Keep left to stay on Ranger Trail.
  34. Continue for 500 meters.
  35. Bear right onto Green Mtn Lodge Road.
  36. Continue for 500 meters.
  37. Bear right onto Flagstaff Road.
  38. Continue for less than 10 meters.
  39. Turn left onto Flagstaff Summit Road.
  40. Continue for 100 meters.
  41. Walk north on Ute.
  42. Continue for 700 meters.
  43. Turn right onto Flagstaff Trail.
  44. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  45. Turn left to stay on Flagstaff Trail.
  46. Continue for 400 meters.
  47. Keep right to stay on Flagstaff Trail.
  48. Continue for 100 meters.
  49. Turn left onto Flagstaff Connector.
  50. Continue for 300 meters.
  51. Turn right onto Panorama.
  52. Continue for 200 meters.
  53. Keep right to stay on Panorama.
  54. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  55. Turn left onto Viewpoint.
  56. Continue for 60 meters.
  57. Walk west on Arapahoe Avenue.
  58. Continue for 50 meters.
  59. Walk south on Boulder Creek.
  60. Continue for 60 meters.
  61. Walk northwest on Red Rocks Trail.
  62. Continue for 700 meters.
  63. Bear right onto Mount Sanitas Connector.
  64. Continue for 200 meters.
  65. Turn left onto Mount Sanitas Trail.
  66. Continue for 100 meters.
  67. Turn left to stay on Mount Sanitas Trail.
  68. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  69. Bear right onto East Ridge Trail.
  70. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  71. Turn right onto Sanitas Spur.
  72. Continue for 70 meters.
  73. Turn left onto Mount Sanitas Trail.
  74. Continue for 100 meters.
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Angel Fire MSC Race weekend
Angel Fire MSC Race weekend
trail: Viewpoint
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Jun 14, 2012
See the downhill course from my viewpoint!

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