Anne U White Trail

Boulder County, Colorado

Elevation Gain764ft
Trailhead Elevation6,026ft
Elevation Min/Max6026/6508ft
Elevation Start/End6026/6026ft

Anne U White Trail

Anne U White Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 6,026 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 764 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.

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Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park (Wilderness Press)
Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh
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"Proximity to Boulder and a pleasant arroyo environment make this a Boulder favorite for casual hikers and dog lovers. It features a delightful riparian area and rock gardens. Torrential rains and flooding closed this trail in 2013. The trail will be rebuilt, and as of press time, the planned reopening was tentatively scheduled for late 2015."
Run The Rockies: Classic Trail Runs in Colorado's Front Range (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
Steven Bragg
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"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, but a home to an abundant variety of Colorado wildflowers to enjoy as you make you way along the trail. Grade: An average five degree angle of ascent over generally well-maintained trail. There is some sandy trail surface, as well as occasional embedded rocks."
Best Hikes with Kids Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Maureen Keilty
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"The playful gurgle of Fourmile Canyon Creek greets visitors at their first steps into Boulder’s secluded riparian corridor. Kids love stopping at trailside shaded pools, many edged by boulders seemingly arranged as chairs for their adult companions. The near-to-town Anne U. White Trail follows a narrow, wooded canyon, preserved from development thanks to the work led by Ann Underhill White in the 1980s. During summer weekends, plan to hike this popular trail in the early morning or evening hours."

Anne U White Trail Trip Reports

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Trail closed. Major construction on nearby roads Wagonwheel/Pinto.
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Anne U. White Trail is a great trail for a quick jaunt through the hills.

The profile for this trail indicates that it is okay for children, but I am not so sure I can endorse that. We took our children (ages 1 and 3), which proved to be a difficult task within the first 5 minutes of the hike. We encountered others that were in a similar situation with kids that appeared to be ~5 years old.

Overall, a good trail for the novice. There are no technical areas. There are, however, several sections that cross through the riverbed (both wet and dry).

Parking is extremely limited (only 4 to 5 parking spaces); however, there are folks who parked on the main street.
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It's ok for a short trail run, but way to short. The directions are actually wrong. Once you turn left at Wagonwheel Gap Rd you want to make your second left, which is Pinto Dr. There is a small parking area at the end of the road and that is the beginning of the trail. It's very short and totally surrounded by private property. There is a little water during wetter times for dogs (leashed only :( alas, no fun for them).
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Very pretty, easy hike without the crowds. Be careful on the slippery rocks crossing the stream!
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Very nice trail, both for hiking and trail running. We were in Boulder for only a few days and this one was a great intro and easy to get to. Hope to make it a tradition to hit this every 4th of July!

By the way, as I was poking around the creek, a deer stepped into the water about 10 yards away. We just stared at each other for a bit and then it ambled off.

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Trail Information

Boulder County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Skill Level
For current conditions and more information, contact Boulder County, or (303) 678-6200
Local Contacts
Boulder County Parks and Open Space
Local Maps

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