1.2 miles
Distance
326 ft
Climb
-50 ft
Descent
00:05:26
Avg time

Sunshine Canyon Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Boulder
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #2184 in Hiking [+]
    • #748 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Hiking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
  • Land Manager
    Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks

Sunshine Canyon is a pleasant trail that winds through tall grass and intermittent pine trees. Expect to see other visitors while in the area, as this trail is very popular.

Access Info

Park in the parking area on the south side of Sunshine Canyon Drive. If it's full, continue down toward Mapleton Ave to find street parking.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Sunshine Canyon hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    276 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,588 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,865 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,589 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,866 ft
  • Grade
    4.4%
  • Grade max
    -25%
  • Grade min
    42.4%
  • Distance climb
    5,200 ft
  • Distance down
    778 ft
  • Distance flat
    256 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:26
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      Nov 14, 2021 @ 7:02am
      Nov 14, 2021
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 11:36am
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      • 5 miles avg distance
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