17.3 miles
Distance
919 ft
Climb
-1,351 ft
Descent
01:47:19
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Switzerland Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Switzerland Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike/Moto
    • ATV/ORV/OHV
  • Riding Area
    Gold Hill
    Nederland, Colorado
  • Ref Number
    120J.0
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Rail Trail
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #76245 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
    • 80 in Dirtbiking
    • 80 in ATVing/Offroading
    • 80 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    Boulder Ranger District

This old rail grade meanders though the mountains at a pleasant steepness. The trail is open to motor vehicles, expect to see a parade of Subarus on a nice summer's day. Some of the trail has eroded in spots leaving chundery bits, but nothing you (or a Subaru) can't handle.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Switzerland Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -431 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,725 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,070 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,062 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,632 ft
  • Grade
    -0.5%
  • Grade max
    -20%
  • Grade min
    22.4%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,020 ft
  • Avg time
    01:47:19
  • Avg reverse time
    02:30:45
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on May 24, 2021
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
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      Switzerland Trail Trail Reports

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      May 24, 2021 @ 2:23pm
      May 24, 2021
      Minor water drainage issue in sections from Sugarloaf to Peak to Peak highway but mostly dry and completely rideable. Sadly as is now the case on...
      Nov 20, 2020 @ 6:01pm
      Nov 20, 2020
      reporter Trail is open. If you ride, please update conditions.
      Nov 10, 2020 @ 12:01am
      Nov 10, 2020
      reporter Trail is open. If you ride, please update conditions.
      Nov 10, 2020 @ 12:00am
      Nov 10, 2020
      reporter Trail is open. If you ride, please update conditions.
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 1:23pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      reporter Trail will open 11/10
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 43 miles avg distance
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      • 20 rides
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      May 27, 2020 @ 3:29pm
      May 27, 2020

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      Switzerland Trail - Boulder, Colorado -...
      2:27 | 17 | Jun 7, 2021 , Nederland
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