Walker Ranch Loop

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A great loop relatively close to Boulder. Don't be fooled by the moderate distance (~8mi) -- this is a tough ride due to some steep climbs. "Walker" has oft been said to be the most appropriately named of our trails ... unless you are the manimal, this trail will beat into walking at least once. There are some grueling short climbs, some grueling longer climbs, and some super gnar descents.

You can ride it either direction but I normally hit it counterclockwise to get the nice flowing singletrack descent on the backside. Going counter-clockwise, you will need to carry your bike down the stairs to South Boulder Creek. Take a look at the map at the trailhead before doing the loop, but the route is well marked. Save an hour or two for this ride depending on how fast you want to go.

Ride from Boulder on Flagstaff Road and do a Super Walker -- but be sure to bring food, water, and a jacket on this ride since it's pretty long.

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T: 7 A: 8 C: 7

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7.6 mi.
1650 ft.


Dry as a bone!

Dry with a few wet spots riding CCW from parking lot to the portage and back.

good conditions today. wet in some places but very stable and rideable

Getting dry and loose

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

It snowed on Saturday but snow was not building up and trail is in perfect condition.

Trail Meter: Good»Fair

Slushy in spots, particularly north facing slope up to Crescent Meadows TH

Perfect conditions. Rode after the Sunday snow.

Relatively dry, fast and awesome. Finished the trail at about ten minutes to 8 with just enough daylight to see well.

Trail is 100% ready to ride. It was windy but fun today.

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

Walker was mainly dry today. Very few soft spots from runoff and maybe 1-2 snow patches left in the shade. Saw a bunch of other riders out there!

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