The Sourdough Trail skirts the fringes of the beautiful Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. The drive alone from Boulder to the trailhead is reason enough to head for the Sourdough Trail. While traveling along the Boulder Canyon, multi-sport adventurers can stop to enjoy great climbing and hiking opportunities, before continuing on Colorado's famed Peak-to-Peak highway. Once on the trail, however, the fun really starts. The Sourdough Trail is almost entirely covered beneath a thick forest canopy, providing cool, shaded relief the whole ride through. Although the climb to Brainard Lake is challenging (but enjoyable) the descent is what you ride it for. A fast and smooth descent through a thick emerald forest will have you screaming: "There's no place like here and now." Terrain: Singletrack, plus some paved and dirt road if optional loop is taken
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||2,284 ft|
|Skill Level||Technically moderate. Physically moderate to challenging|
|Duration||Advanced Riders, 2 - 2.5 hours; Intermediate Riders, 3 - 3.5 hours|
|Season||May to October|
|Trailhead Elevation||9,200 ft|
|Top Elevation||1,020 ft|
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