Sanitas Bouldering

Boulder, Colorado 80302

Distance0.2mi
Elevation Gain225ft
Trailhead Elevation5,768ft
Top5,914ft
Elevation Min/Max5710/5914ft
Elevation Start/End5768/5768ft

Sanitas Bouldering

Sanitas Bouldering is a hiking trail in Boulder, Colorado. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 5,768 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 225 feet. This trail connects with the following: Mount Sanitas.

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Hiking Colorado's Front Range (Falcon Guides)
Bob D Antonio
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"This short hike leads up the Sanitas Valley to the summit of Mount Sanitas (6,863 feet). Once on top of Mount Sanitas you are rewarded with some of the best views to be had in Boulder County. Wildflowers, wildlife, strange rock formations, plus a true summit make for a must-do hike in the Boulder area." Read more
Best Trail Runs: Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs (Falcon Guides)
Adam W. Chase, Nancy Hobbs, Peter Jones
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"From the Mount Sanitas Trailhead, where there is a covered shelter, head north and bear to the left as you begin a 1.4-mile steep climb up rocky, rough stair steps. You will cross a concrete bridge immediately beyond the shelter and then, in another 50 meters, you’ll cross a wooden bridge. The climb is steady and the footing is more challenging because of the erosion of soil or dirt that once filled in some of the spaces between the rocks, creating a spinelike stairway leading to the summit, where runners enjoy a fantastic view of Boulder and the surrounding foothills." Read more
Best Loop Hikes Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Steve Johnson & David Weinstein
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"Here is a short trip on a popular path at the base of Sunshine Canyon, toward the north end of Boulder. The loop follows rocky tread through sparse ponderosa to the summit of Mount Sanitas, and descends an open hillside to return on a wide gravel path. With easy access and proximity to town, this trail is a favorite of hikers, runners, and climbers. It is common to see super-fit people running on this trail, and halfway up the initial ascent is a collection of huge boulders, cliffs, and rock formations that attract technical climbers. True to form with many Front Range hikes, Sanitas offers superb views of Boulder and the eastern plains. The climb to the summit is steady but not grueling, and the descent is mellow and finishes with an easy stroll to the trailhead." Read more

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3/7/2010
Somewhat strenuous since the 1255' elev diff is done in the first mile if you do the loop clockwise. Lots of people since it is so close to Boulder.
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2/6/2010
A great short hike in Boulder with great views, and the rock formations are also worth taking a few pictures of. We started with the steep part first, and were glad we did. The mile and a half to the summit took us almost an hour and half. It's steep and tough on the legs, but a good workout. If you do this hike during the colder months make sure to have the right (yak Trax) foot gear. The trail can be icy and treacherous in spots.
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Trail Information

Boulder
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Hiking
Additional Use
USGS Boulder
Local Maps

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Dec 2018