White Rocks Section of the East Boulder Trail
There is a quandary on the plains east of Boulder, and the unsuspecting hiker will be hard-pressed to resolve it. Is the vision that rises to the west, of foothills and Flatirons and the snowy peaks of the Continental Divide, the highlight of the White Rocks Section of the East Boulder Trail? Or is it the chalky cliffs of the White Rocks, exposed from the grassy monotony of the high plains by Boulder Creek to become the home of raptors and songbirds? Or is it meandering Boulder Creek, shadowed by cottonwoods and elms and wearing a lacy glove of wildflowers? No need to fret—better to just enjoy all the sights in all their glory. The White Rocks that give this portion of the trail its name are sandstone cliffs formed 70 million years ago when the plains were an inland sea. Their formation is explained on one of several interpretive signs that line the trail.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||80 ft|
|Season||Best spring to fall|
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