Run The Rockies Classic Trail Runs in Coloradoand39;s Front Range  by Steven Bragg

Run The Rockies: Classic Trail Runs in Colorado's Front Range Guide Book

by Steven Bragg (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
Run The Rockies Classic Trail Runs in Coloradoand39;s Front Range  by Steven Bragg
Everyone knows that the Colorado Rockies contain some of the most spectacular trails in the country. Now the Colorado Mountain Club reveals some of its favorites for trail runners. Colorado Classics: Run the Rockies contains detailed information for 50 classic trail runs chosen for their proximity to the major population centers of the Front Range, as well as their incredible scenic qualities and appeal to runners of all abilities. Here you'll find everything you need to enjoy the best that the state has to offer: accurate access and route descriptions, must-have color maps and elevation profiles, running techniques, equipment checklists, safety tips and full-color photography. Fully GPS enabled means that you can use the newest navigational technology to keep you on the right trail.

© 2004 Steven Bragg/Colorado Mountain Club Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Run The Rockies: Classic Trail Runs in Colorado's Front Range" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 50.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.

This is truly a medley run, involving six trails, just remember to take all left turns until you reach the Hidden Fawn Trail, and to follow that trail back to the parking area. The trail provides grea ...
Evergreen, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.9
This breathtakingly beautiful run is situated along Four Mile Creek. Although there are no views of the surrounding area, the towering canyon walls provide not only a cool and refreshing place to run, ...
Boulder, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.3
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This trail is very popular for Golden residents and mountain bikers, so be ready for lots of traffic. Though it is low in the foothills, only its southern and eastern sections are free of snow through ...
Golden, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.1
The is the ultimate Colorado Springs running trail, swarming with dozens of runners on weekends. Be prepared to see upwards of a hundred runners during summer weekends. However, because of the high da ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 12.8
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Despite the difficult footing in places, there are great views in many spots that make this route well worth the effort. Just be sure to run this route in the recommended order, so you tackle most of ...
Evergreen, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 8.2
An exceptional trail that winds through ponderosa pine forest, meadows, streams and provides many scenic views of the canyons below. Very popular with bikers, so run this trail on Saturdays and Wednes ...
Boulder, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.4
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This trail would normally be too short to be worthy of attention, but it is very close to a large number of people who work in the Denver Tech Center area or who live in the Highlands Ranch area, and ...
Centennial, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.7
The uphill portion of this run is no joke, since there are hardly any truly flat sections where you can catch your breath. If you can ignore the rasp of your own tortured breathing, feel free to take ...
Evergreen, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 7.6
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If you are just starting to run trails or are in poor condition, do not run this route - a number of sections are extremely steep, with loose rocks and gravel. On the other hand, the views are spectac ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 8.1
An excellent trail for a hard morning run. However, there are a few sharp switchbacks with steps that will probably require you to come to a complete stop to make the turn. Also, this low and east-fac ...
South Platte, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 6.4
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The trail drops quickly into Castlewood Canyon and stays there until reaching the ruins of the old Castlewood Canyon Dam, which is over 100 years old. The canyon portion of this run affords one an eas ...
Castle Rock, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 6.7
All things considered, this is the finest run in the Denver area. The trail rolls over a seemingly endless series of low, rolling hills. Though forest fires have ravaged much of this area, it has also ...
Evergreen, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 13.9
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This is a pleasant run for mornings and late afternoons due to the lack of tree coverage, and be aware of the high amount of dog traffic and its byproducts. However, this trail also provides nice view ...
Boulder, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 8.1
A pleasant and easy run with fine views of the Flatirons. Although the last mile leading east away from the mountains is a bit dull in the colder months, in the Spring the wildflowers are abundant. Gr ...
Boulder, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 6.2
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This trail run is an excellent opportunity to explore the beautiful wetlands areas around the Mesa Reservoir, which provide a lush habitat for an array of water and grassland birds. Grade: Exceptional ...
Boulder, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.6
This excellent trail system is ideal for a weekday run. Especially since it is so popular with bikers, runners, hikers and dog walkers. But whenever you decide to go, you won?t be disappointed. Grade: ...
Evergreen, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.7
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This run provides the occasional view of hot air balloons being launched at nearby Base Line Reservoir. Which is always a neat experience. However, the descent on Skunk Canyon Trail has some high step ...
Boulder, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.6
This route provides an ideal introduction to trail running due to its ease and its relatively short distance. This is the perfect run for a beautiful Boulder morning due to its lack of tree cover. A ...
Boulder, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.6
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This route actually has the less glamorous name of Forest Road 120, so it is given the more scenic ?Glacier Lake? name, based on the lake hidden to the north of its western terminus. Since this is not ...
Boulder, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 10.8
A beautifully scenic run, not only because of the wildlife you are bound to encounter, but the aspen, wildflowers and peak views are spectacular as well. Do be careful though as the trail consistency ...
Golden, CO - Trail Running - Trail Length: 8.1
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