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Sanitas Valley Trail

Beginning Elevation: 5,560 Feet (1733.2 Meters) Mount Sanitas Trailhead
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain, One-way: 400 Feet (124.7 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 6,000 Feet (1870.3 Meters)
Length, One-way: 1 Mile (1.67 Kilometers)
Other Maps: City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks: Trails in the Boulder Valley
Usage: Heavy Please stay on the trail to avoid further impact.
USGS Map: Boulder Quadrangle 7.5 Minute Series
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle

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General Description

This trail leads between Dakota Ridge and Mount Sanitas
Copyright: Amy Pyle - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
This trail leads between Dakota Ridge and Mount Sanitas
The Sanitas Valley Trail leads visitors north one mile from the trailhead thorough the valley between Mount Sanitas and Dakota Ridge. The trail is graded, packed sand and accessible to strollers, although Dakota Ridge and Mount Sanitas trails are not. The elevation gain for this trail is approximately 200 feet and it may be combined with above mentioned trails to form a loop back to the trailhead.

According to one local resident, "lots of people go out there [Mount Sanitas] with their dogs." If your looking for solitude look elsewhere. This is a very popular hiking spot for Bouldering.

Directions from Broadway: Traveling north passed the University turn left on to Mapleton Avenue. The trailhead lies approximately seven blocks west of Broadway.

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Recreation Opportunities
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Related Activities
Dakota Ridge Trail - The Dakota Ridge Trail follows the Dakota Ridge line north/south one mile. It can be accessed from the Mount Sanitas Trailhead.

Mount Sanitas Trail - The Mount Sanitas Trail leads 1.75 miles up and over 6,863 foot Mount Sanitas. It can be accessed via the Mount Sanitas Trailhead on Mapleton Avenue.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Boulder Mountain Parks, P.O. Box 791 , Boulder, CO, 80306, Phone: 303-441-3408

Boulder County Parks and Open Space, P.O. Box 471, 2045 13th Street , Boulder, CO, 80306, Phone: 303-441-3950


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