Blue Dot Trail
The Blue Dot Trail winds through the forest above the town of Nederland, 17 miles west of Boulder on Colo. Hwy 119. At an elevation of 8200 to 8600 feet, the Blue Dot can offer a cooler riding experience in the heat of summer. The best time to ride this trail, though, is in late September when the changing aspen color the forest with gold and contrast with early snow on the peaks of the Continental Divide. The Blue Dot is a fairly challenging ride in part because of the rocky nature of the trail and in part because the trees are closely spaced and encroach on the trail. There is an overall elevation gain of about 1900 feet, with a couple of hike-a-bike sections through steep terrain. The Blue Dot also intersects with several unnamed trails, which can make it difficult to find the route. On the other hand, these alternate trails offer the chance to extend one’s ride beyond the 10 miles or so of out-n-back riding on the Blue Dot itself.
Park at the intersection of Magnolia and Hwy 72 if you want to avoid the hump up from Nederland.
This trail was added on by an RMBB member and was last updated on 2/20/2011 by an RMBB member.
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