Lion's Lair Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews

Lion's Lair Trail is a 4.5 mile out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
853 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

no dogs

6 hours ago

hiking
15 days ago

29 days ago

Excellent trail with spectacular views of the Indian Peaks as you gain elevation
Terminated at Sanitas Mountain where you then have 3 options: return back same way, or choose 2 other trails back down.
Please observe the no dogs allowed restrictions

hiking
29 days ago

Little traffic, trail in great shape. Very gradual incline and not very rocky. A lot of switchbacks. Views of the snowcapped mountains west and Boulder east at different points along the way. Excellent for trail running without a ton of elevation.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice smooth trail with switchbacks most of the way. Beautiful scenario of mountains and forest. Much better on the knees and joints.

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail. Easy elevation nice trails. Running trail

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Rated easy by some but I give it a moderate to difficult if you do a large loop as I did and return via the East Ridge Trail to avoid the hoards on the Sanitas Valley Trail. I rate it easy-moderate-difficult in places depending on which descent you choose. I began at the Centennial Trailhead and walked up Sunshine Cyn. Trail crossing the Sunshine Cyn Rd. to the Lion's Lair Trailhead. Adds a mile one way. I plan to do it again but to go out and back and avoid BOTH the dodgy East Ridge and the over-crowded Sanitas Valley Trail descents. A well-cut and maintained trail but I did see the ever-present dog poo bags, etc. I recommend spring for viewing wildflowers. Fun with great views.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago