The Best Running in Boulder

Looking for the best running in Boulder? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Boulder. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top running spots in and near Boulder

  • Boulder, Colorado

    Wonderland Lake Trail

    1.85 mi / 98 ft gain
    Wonderland Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Boulder, Colorado.
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Dakota Ridge Trail

    2.64 mi / 505 ft gain
    Dakota Ridge Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Boulder, Colorado.
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Foothills Trail to Wonderland Lake Loop Trail

    2.93 mi / 223 ft gain
    Foothills Trail to Wonderland Lake Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Boulder, Colorado.
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Mount Sanitas via East Ridge Trail

    1.35 mi / 778 ft gain
    Mount Sanitas via East Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Boulder, Colorado.
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Hogback Ridge Trail

    2.85 mi / 830 ft gain
    Hogback Ridge Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Manitou Springs, Colorado.
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Hike the Eagle Sage Loop

    4.3
    3.75 mi / 205 ft gain
    This is a great trail if you are in the Boulder area and want something fairly easy or quick. This 3.75 loop can be hiked in about an hour and a half since it is fairly flat. The elevation gain is minimal. You start out at the Eagle Trailhead located west of the Boulder Reservoir.Start out at the...
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Mount Sanitas Peak Trail

    2.57 mi / 1296 ft gain
    Mount Sanitas Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Boulder, Colorado.
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Sage and Eagle Trail Loop

    2.85 mi / 161 ft gain
    Sage and Eagle Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Boulder, Colorado.
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Hike Mount Sanitas & Settlers Park

    4.4
    3.1 mi
    First off, these are two different hikes but both stem from the same parking lot and Settlers Park is a mere 5 minutes away from where you park so why not kill two birds with one stone?One of the more popular hikes in Boulder, Mount Sanitas is a 3 mile hike that quickly scales nearly 1,350 feet. ...
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Hike Boulder's Skyline Traverse

    5.0
    16.4 mi / 6300 ft gain
    Have you ever reached the bottom of a hike with some friends and thought, 'That was nice, but I'd still like to hike more... a lot more.'? Then the Skyline Traverse is for you. Instead of hiking just Green Mountain or Bear Peak, the Skyline Traverse links South Boulder Peak, Bear Peak, Green Mou...
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Hike the Sunshine Lion's Lair Loop

    5.0
    5.3 mi / 1300 ft gain
    This is a mix of trails that will bring you on an easy loop to the peak of Mt Sanitas, but will keep you away from the usual crowds of the more well-known paths up. The hike is a clear path that brings you 5.3 miles from around 5,500 ft in elevation to 6,800.  You'll start at the Centennial Trail...
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Mount Sanitas + Sunshine Canyon loop

    5.03 mi / 1257 ft gain
    This loop takes you up Sunshine Canyon, a milder and less crowded grade when compared to the popular Sanitas ridge. You'll head up the canyon for a bit before reaching the terminus of the canyon trail -- where you'll cross the road to pick up on the Lions Lair connector. Continue following this u...
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Red Rocks Trail

    1.09 mi / 200 ft gain
    Red Rocks Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Boulder, Colorado.
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Red Rocks and Anemone Trail Loop

    1.26 mi / 459 ft gain
    Red Rocks and Anemone Trail Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Boulder, Colorado.
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Sunshine Canyon Loop

    2.42 mi / 322 ft gain
    Sunshine Canyon Loop is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Boulder, Colorado.
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Mount Sanitas and Sanitas Valley Loop Trail

    3.13 mi / 1240 ft gain
    Mount Sanitas and Sanitas Valley Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Boulder, Colorado.
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