Mount Sanitas Trail

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Mount Sanitas Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1348 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Broadway: Traveling north passed the University turn left on to Mapleton Avenue. The trailhead lies approximately seven blocks west of Broadway. While parts of this hike are dog friendly, dogs are not allowed on Lions lair section of the trail.

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53 minutes ago

My wife and I enjoyed hiking this trail. We came a bit unprepared for this hike due to the "moderate" rating. We are from Dallas, TX which is pretty much at sea level and hiking doesn't have this kind of elevation change, so for us it was kinda difficult. The conditions were quite dusty so many of the rocks that would normally have good grip had poor grip, so keep that in mind. I'd recommend sunglasses - mainly to keep the dust from pummeling your eyes when it's windy.

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4 days ago

Definitely worth it! Loved it!

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5 days ago

If you start from the Mt. Sanitas TH on the south side of the trail map shown here, that initial climb is often really crowded and it's narrow and the steps are wobbly and loose in places. The scree is really slippery all along so do take solid footwear. The East Ridge descent is gnarly and also crowded and steep and not always well marked in spots. I was almost mowed down there by a huge, bolting, unleashed dog charging down the East Ridge face! So beware of the hoards! Good views and a good time for a capable, prepared hiker. Moderate moving to difficult in places in my view.

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7 days ago

Great hike! A bit steep at some parts so I suggest solid shoes with good grips on the bottom (aka not weak ass nikes like I had on lol).

7 days ago

Pretty challenging but worth the view from top

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9 days ago

Great hike. A bit technical as you push the final bit toward the summit, but nothing too serious. Views from the top are well worth the effort.

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