9.6 miles
443 ft
-441 ft
1 mile
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.

Detailed Description
Tour of Boulder Valley Ranch is a 10 mile moderately popular easy route located near Boulder Colorado. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 443 ft with a max elevation of 5,398 ft then descends -441 ft.
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
Kdub91712 (Aug 30, 2021 at 19:54)
Trail Eagle
 Saw two rattlesnakes about a minute apart near the side of the wide trail. Also some gophers or prairie dogs that don’t move out of the way very quickly…
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Kdub91712 (Aug 30, 2021 at 19:54)
Trail Eagle
 Saw two rattlesnakes about a minute apart near the side of the wide trail. Also some gophers or prairie dogs that don’t move out of the way very quickly…

Trails in Route

Eagle1 mile
Sage3,668 ft
Left Hand6 miles
Sage1 mile
Eagle2,543 ft


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    5,219 ft
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    5,238 ft
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    4 miles
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