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Mount Sanitas Trailhead

Elevation: 5,520 Feet (1720.7 Meters)

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General Description

Expect this site to be congested during the weekends
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Expect this site to be congested during the weekends
The Mount Sanitas Trailhead provides access to hiking, climbing and picnicking facilities. Trails accessible from this site include the Mount Sanitas Trail, Sanitas Valley Trail and Dakota Ridge Trail. The Red Rocks Loop Trail lies across Mapleton Avenue from this trailhead. Parking facilities can accommodate approximately 14 cars.

Directions from Broadway: Traveling north passed the University turn left on to Mapleton Avenue. The trailhead lies approximately seven blocks west of Broadway.

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Recreation Opportunities
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Related Activities
Dakota Ridge Trail - The Dakota Ridge Trail follows the Dakota Ridge line north/south one mile. It can be accessed from the Mount Sanitas Trailhead.

Mount Sanitas Trail - The Mount Sanitas Trail leads 1.75 miles up and over 6,863 foot Mount Sanitas. It can be accessed via the Mount Sanitas Trailhead on Mapleton Avenue.

Sanitas Valley Trail - The Sanitas Valley Trail leads visitors through the valley between Mount Sanitas and Dakota Ridge. It is a graded trail with high volume.


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