Lefthand Canyon Trail [CLOSED]

HARD 5 reviews

Lefthand Canyon Trail [CLOSED] is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and off road driving and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.9 miles
1,758 feet

dog friendly


off road driving



wild flowers



washed out


An outstanding hard-core OHV area close to Boulder. Limited parking at start for unlicensed vehicles. Dirt bike trails are very difficult. 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.

Monday, August 15, 2016

The trail is gone.

off road driving
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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