Lion's Lair Trail

MODERATE 3 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
987 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

hiking
6 days 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
7 days ago

hiking
2 months ago