Lefthand Canyon Trail

HARD 4 reviews

Lefthand Canyon Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.1 miles 1864 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Popular OHV area north of Boulder An outstanding hard-core OHV area close to Boulder. We drove every Jeep trail and selected what we think is the best introductory route. Fireman Hill is challenging with great views. If someday N.F.S. can get gate removed at bottom of Castle Creek Road, it would create a great loop coming back up 287B. Limited parking at start for unlicensed vehicles. Dirt bike trails are very difficult. Open all year. For current conditions call Roosevelt National Forest, Boulder Ranger District at (303) 451-2500. Steep rocky ledges and climbs. Extreme obstacle on Fireman Hill below Point #5 has bypass. Steep climb at bottom of Big Mother Hill 286C is very difficult. Top of 286 and 287B are extremely narrow.

3 months ago

The trail is gone.

off road driving
4 months ago

went to go to the trail head just to find out it was washed away by the 2013 flood. As far as i know there is no other way onto the trail

off road driving
4 years ago

If you live in the Denver metro area or in Boulder County, this trail is a must. With the gas prices these days, you can run this trail and still have over a half a tank when you're done.

There is just enough for all skill levels and all trail equipped rigs. Even though I didn't take them, there are plenty of bypasses if you don't want to take a difficult line. It's not very muddy at all. Not very many puddles to splash in either. However, when you get to the top, it's a great place to stop and have lunch.

This was my second trip through LHC and I plan on making more trail runs there. It's a fun, close and challenging trail.

off road driving
5 years ago

its where my off road fasination started