10 miles
Distance
443 ft
Climb
-441 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

The trails at Boulder Valley Ranch offer a great beginner experience. They are mostly wide, fairly flat, not very rocky and have some nice views of the foothills and Boulder Res. This route can be accessed at the Left Hand trailhead, the Eagle trailhead or even in the middle at the Boulder Valley Ranch trailhead off of Longhorn Road.

The gpx file for this route starts at the Eagle trailhead. Ride west for about half a mile and you'll come to your loop intersection. It doesn't matter which direction you choose, you can come back the other trail. The gpx takes the left turn, staying on the Eagle trail. You'll loop around the property, look for a single track running parallel to the road for a more challenging ride. You'll pass a left turn to stay on Eagle trail - this goes steeply up to the mesa and is the only non-beginner trail in the area. Stay right here and continue on the Sage trail. You'll make it around to the Boulder Valley Ranch trailhead, go through the gate and make a left and then look for the Left Hand trail on your right. This is a fun, windy singletrack that goes out to Niwot road. You'll take this trail as an out and back. When you get back to the BVR trailhead, continue on Sage back to the Eagle trail head.

For extra miles, you can ride the dirt road around Boulder Res (about 6 miles) or make that steep climb up Eagle and cross under the highway to the Foothills trail and ride into North Boulder.

This area is open 24 hours a day and is a great place for a night ride.

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Eagle1 miles
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Altitude start
    5,238 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,240 ft
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  • Grade min
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
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