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Mountain Biking in Switzerland Trail, Boulder, Colorado USA

Trail:
5.3 mi/8.5 km
Elevation gain:
700 ft/213.3 m
Longmont is located northeast of the county seat of Boulder, about 31 mi/49.9 km north-northwest of the Colorado state capitol in Denver. It is a home rule municipality in Boulder, Weld Counties in the U.S. state of Colorado.

It is an easy going community only 16 mi/25.8 km away from Boulder. Mountain biking is one of the most popular sports in Boulder. One of the best trails is Meyers Homestead Trail. This trail is a wonderful beginner’s ride. It is a wide doubletrack trail, that doesn’t have so many loose sand, rocks or roots.

It gets a little tougher as it climbs to its finishing point. When you arrive at the turnout point, you can stop and enjoy an amazing view of Sugarloaf Mountain, where Switzerland Trail begins at the base, Continental Divide, Indian Peaks and Boulder Canyon. The trail is 5.3 mi/8.5 km long with an elevation gain of 700 ft/213.3 m.

Skill level is regarding physical level, easy and as for technical level, easy too. Trail type is out and back. Best season to ride the trail is May to October. The area is a landmark, so pay attention. If you need local maps, try the USGS Eldorado Springs.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Boulder
15.6 mi / 25 km, 27 mins
Follow CO-119
BY CAR FROM Denver
39.4 mi / 63.4 km, 47 mins
Follow I-25N
BY AIR
Denver International Airport,
43.2 mi / 69.5 km
BY TRAIN

Take any Amtrak train from any station and get off at the station you want. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.

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