68.5 miles
Distance
9,306 ft
Climb
-5,931 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

The vision of the Indian Peaks Traverse (IPT) came from a committed group of outdoor enthusiasts in the Boulder area. Many of us had enjoyed iconic trails like the Colorado Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, the Kokopelli Trail, and the John Muir Trail. And while Boulder has a wonderful collection of trail systems, there has long been a passion, especially among trail runners and mountain bikers, to connect them and make longer and longer adventures. Our love of long distance adventures and a tradition of exploring the forests in Boulder County led us to the vision of an official trail connecting Winter Park to Boulder – the Indian Peaks Traverse.

While the current route for this trail uses a lot of road segments, there are several areas where active construction, corridor flagging, or planning is underway to substantially improve this route and increase the amount of singletrack.

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Trails in Route

Chapman Drive3 miles
Boot3,330 ft
Aspen Alley2,838 ft
Lookout3,058 ft
Cutacross423 ft
Rocks and Roots2 miles
Broken Thumb3 miles
Twisted Ankle5,272 ft
Idlewild1,253 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Indian Peaks Traverse (IPT) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    3,374 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,407 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,407 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,783 ft
  • Grade
    0.9%
  • Grade max
    -46.2%
  • Grade min
    59.9%
  • Distance climb
    44 miles
  • Distance down
    23 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Boot
Jul 18, 2021 @ 8:52am
Jul 18, 2021
Chapman Drive
Jun 29, 2021 @ 5:07pm
Jun 29, 2021
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Idlewild
Jun 24, 2021 @ 12:54pm
Jun 24, 2021
Broken Thumb
Jun 20, 2021 @ 8:57am
Jun 20, 2021
No downdwd trees
Twisted Ankle
Jun 20, 2021 @ 8:57am
Jun 20, 2021
No downdwd trees
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