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: Poor»Good

Walker is dry and good to ride.

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

Heavy rains continue at Walker and everywhere,,,,trail conditions will probably not be great, use caution. #boco_trails

Loose rocky fun. God, that hike a bike in clockwise sucks!

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

Road CCW from the main trailhead to the stairs and all was dry and riding nice.

Trail Meter: Good»Fair

Rode on 7/8, some portions are good, some running water, some standing puddles. Needs a day or two to dry out.

Road everything except the switch backs down to the gravel road and it was all dry except a few little spots where run-off crossed the trail.

Agree with below. Rode it Sat and it was great. Hero dirt.

Trail Meter: Closed»Good

Not sure who marked this as closed yesterday, but it was never closed. It's actually absolutely perfect- totally dry aside from a few small puddles.

Trail Meter: »Closed

Trail condition updated to Closed.

Trail Meter: Good»

Wondering if this is realistic for me to ride, I'm a roadie recently turned mountain biker riding a hand-me-down hardtail 26er. I'm fine with everything in Betasso but this seems tougher based on the ratings. Definitely get a little spooked on some technical sections sometimes

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