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.

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From RangerHatfield via Twitter: Walker got approx 2 in of snow yesterday, just enough to make things soft. Ride/walk through the mud please! #boco_trails

From RangerHatfield via Twitter: Approx. 12-15in. of snow at Walker, cold temps, icy roads. Be safe out there this weekend! #boco_trails

From RangerHatfield via Twitter: High winds, blowing snow at Walker. Watch out for large drifts at trailheads. #boco_trails

From RangerHatfield via Twitter: High winds at Walker are creating large drifts at the entrance. Use caution! #boco_trails

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February 25, 2013 - 07:30. From RangerHatfield via Twitter: At LEAST a foot of snow at Walker! Lots are plowed as best I can, please dont block anyone in. Dogs still need to be leashed! #boco_trails

From RangerHatfield via Twitter: At LEAST a foot of snow at Walker! Lots are plowed as best I can, please dont block anyone in. Dogs still need to be leashed! #boco_trails

From RangerHatfield via Twitter: Almost a foot of snow at Walker! It is really icy underneath the fluffy stuff, so be very careful if coming up Flagstaff! #boco_trails

From RangerHatfield via Twitter: Walker already has 1.5in. of icy snow and it's falling fast. It will be slick out there, be careful! #boco_trails

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

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