Lefthand Canyon Trail [CLOSED]

HARD 4 reviews

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

6.1 miles
1961 feet

dog friendly



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving




wild flowers




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.

9 months ago

The trail is gone.

off road driving
9 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
Friday, May 25, 2012

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
Thursday, April 07, 2011

its where my off road fasination started