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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7.6 mi.
1650 ft.

Comments

From RangerHatfield via Twitter: Approx. 3 in. at Walker last night, more snow falling this morning! Woot!! #boco_trails

From RangerHatfield via Twitter: 3 in. of snow so far at Walker. Closed the gate to the lower lot at Meyers..too slippery! #boco_trails

From RangerHatfield via Twitter: COLD morning at Walker. An extra dusting of snow last night, lightly falling now. Frozen trails. Bundle up! #boco_trails

From RangerHatfield via Twitter: Walker had 1 in. of fresh snow. Warm temps today will melt it. Little bit of ice, mostly tacky trail conditions #boco_trails

From trailsnet via Twitter: @RangerHatfield: Approx 2 in. of wet, slippery snow @ Walker. Be careful on roads, trails will be a bit mucky if it warms up. #boco_trails

From RangerHatfield via Twitter: Approx 2 in. of wet, slippery snow at Walker. Be careful on roads, trails will be a bit mucky if it warms up. #boco_trails

From RangerHatfield via Twitter: Walker trails are starting to get a little muddy in places and icy! #boco_trails

Great snow riding. Very little mud.

Mixed Winter Conditions.

From RangerHatfield via Twitter: Light snow and 15 deg at Walker. Quiet and lovely. #boco_trails

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