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Quick Facts

Dakota Ridge Trail

Beginning Elevation: 5,560 Feet (1733.2 Meters) Mount Sanitas Trailhead
Difficulty: Beginner
Elevation Gain, One-way: 440 Feet (137.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 6,000 Feet (1870.3 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length, One-way: 1.0 Mile (1.6 Kilometers)
Other Maps: City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks: Trails in the Boulder Valley
Usage: Heavy Please stay on the trail to avoid further impact.
USGS Map: Boulder Quadrangle 7.5 Minute Series
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle




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General Description

This trail leads along Dakota Ridge above Sanitas Valley
Copyright: Amy Pyle - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
This trail leads along Dakota Ridge above Sanitas Valley
The Dakota Ridge Trail leads north/south one mile along Dakota Ridge immediately west of central Boulder. It can be accessed from the Mount Sanitas Trailhead and made into a loop by using the Sanitas Valley or Mount Sanitas Trails. This is a short, easy hike for beginners or acclimating visitors.

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
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Dakota Ridge Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Dakota Ridge Trail
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Dakota Ridge Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Dakota Ridge Trail
Yes



Related Activities
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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