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.



No snow. A little wet but not muddy.

Little moist but perfect hero dirt.

condition set to Good

Trails are perfect! Dry as a bone as of 6 PM on 4/22.

A little wet but the mud doesn't stick to your tires

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

Rode it yesterday before the showers...good dirt and everything either dry or damp.

Trail Meter: Poor»Fair

Snow and ice still in shady areas, mud in other places.


Mostly awesome. Minor mud - mostly on the road heading up from the creek after the staircase. A fair number of icy/packed spots. Go CCW to reduce chances of flying off the mountain! Riding in the AM will probably ensure good conditions, but due to variable melting conditions may vary significantly from day to day until the icy/packed spots melt out

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