*UPDATE: Trail closed since flood 2013.
Darby’s Top Reasons to Love this Hike:
1) This hike is in the Four Mile Canyon area in North Boulder. Round trip is a 3.2 mile, mild to moderate climb that’s a great trail for runners (and their humans) who want a quick and fun workout.
2) Lots of creeks to cross, like 20 of them, to get my feet wet and to have an icy cold beverage.
3) A canopy of evergreen trees to help keep it nice and shady for cooling off in the summer time.
4) There is a feeling that you‘re running in a crevasse with close rock outcroppings on both sides keeping it intimate.
5) My human always says the wildflowers are pretty, I just think they smell great.
Directions: From Boulder, go north on Broadway or Hwy 36 to Left Hand Canyon and make a left. At Wagonwheel Gap Rd, make a left and about 1.1 miles in you’ll see a turn to the left onto Pinto Rd. Park on the right side of that intersection and walk down Pinto Rd. to the trail head (about 1 block). There are about 5 parking spots right at the trail head and are usually full. Also, be careful not to park in the “No Parking” areas.
Round Trip Length: 3.2 Miles
Start and End Elevation: 6040’-6600’
Skill Level: Easy
Pet Regulations: Dogs Allowed On Leash
Weather: Spring through Winter