Boulder, CO: Meyers Homestead Trail

Cruise 5.2 miles along gentle foothills, Ireland-esque pastures, and past an old sawmill to a vista overlooking Boulder Canyon and the Front Range.
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Cruise 5.2 miles along gentle foothills, Ireland-esque pastures, and past an old sawmill to a vista overlooking Boulder Canyon and the Front Range.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.1

Waypoints

MHT001

Location: 39.9580497741699, -105.338752746582

Trail ambles WNW on doubletrack, passing scarred remains of a forest fire up ahead on L

MHT002

Location: 39.9616813659668, -105.344497680664

Short descent; remnants of old sawmill built by James Walker on L

MHT003

Location: 39.9623680114746, -105.344200134277

Stay straight on main path

MHT004

Location: 39.967399597168, -105.345932006836

Trail leaves old pastureland, climbing along Meyers Gulch into a mixed forest of aspen, Douglas firs, and ponderosa pine

MHT005

Location: 39.9692153930664, -105.34888458252

In late summer, watch for wild raspberries and chokecherries

MHT006

Location: 39.9700164794922, -105.351234436035

Keep straight, staying off eroded fire road

MHT007

Location: 39.9730987548828, -105.355796813965

Rabbits dodge in and out of brushpiles on R

MHT008

Location: 39.9752197265625, -105.356369018555

Tight stand of young aspens

MHT009

Location: 39.9778213500977, -105.362251281738

More rolling green hills; watch for deer and black bear

MHT010

Location: 39.981029510498, -105.363380432129

View reveals the deep grooves of Boulder Canyon on R

MHT011

Location: 39.9814300537109, -105.364471435547

Overlook: Views of Sugarloaf Mtn. and the haze-shrouded spires of Indian Peaks.
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