Boulder's signature, 8-mile paved path has three sections. The eastern 3 miles is more open, passing through grassland. Miles 4-6 are through the University of Colorado at Boulder, downtown, and several parks. The hilly last 2 miles go into Boulder Canyon.
The Mesa Trail runs along Boulder’s most beautiful mountain parks, dramatic Flatirons, scenic forests, and meadows.
The Wonderland Lake Park/Foothills Loop is a tranquil and scenic spot for running. Roughly three miles north of downtown Boulder, Wonder Lake Park, Foothills Community Park, and Foothills Community Garden make for a nice 4 mile loop.
One of the Boulder's most popular running and cycling destinations, there are trails around a reservoir, and through lovely open ranch lands. We offer several loop options.
Earn bragging rights by running (or crawling) on the steepest maintained paved road in the United States. Magnolia Rd. runs for 13.5 miles between Boulder Canyon and Nederland. The first 5 miles are the steepest, up to 17% grade!
This is one of the more challenging, yet accessible trail runs near Boulder. The 3.8 mile loop features 1200 feet of elevation gain, but you'll be rewarded with great views of foothills, nearby mountain peaks, and the city of Boulder.