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.


Trail Meter: Fair»Good
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A little snowy/icy in a few spots, but overall great riding conditions!

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some snow but still totally ridable.

Primo conditions. Go ride!

From RangerOLeary via Twitter: I found the perfect fall colors hike! Visit Myers Gulch @ Walker Ranch for a moderate 5.2 mile hike. #boco_trails http://t.co/x9dVBBNi

Fantastic as always, trails are in great condition, plenty of parking in the morning too, wrote a brief narrative of my ride last weekend on my blog; www.dirtlifeonline.blogspot.com; I've only been riding Boulder trails for about 3 years so I'm still getting the lay of the land, nothing a little more seat time wouldn't cure

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