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Le Parcour / Free Running in Coney Flats, Boulder, Colorado USA
It is an easy going community only 16 mi/25.8 km away from Boulder. One of the most popular sports in Boulder is free running. A great place to free run is Coney Flats. It is a 14.25 mi/23 km trail. There are two points of access, one from CO 96, where the mark on the highway says Boy Scout camp and the second is near Peaceful valley at the Camp Dick turn off.
CO 96 is recommended, because it has free parking and you pass a dirt road, which is a great warm up. If you choose Camp Dick, you face a very technical and difficult run to the top. The dirt road is about 3 mi/4.8 km long and you run through a burned forest. Plantation is rising again and some black trees are left as scars.
When you get on the trail, there are 4 technical mi/6.5 km in the forest. Forwardly the forest breaks and you get in Sawtooth. There are several water crossings and after you reach the top, the view is spectacular. Take a moment to catch your breath and run down again on a severe, technical and steep sections, downhill trail. There are 4 more water crossings and lots of smooth gravel.
Exit the Camp Dick trailhead and continue on the paved road until peak-to-peak highway. Then turn right and run up the hill, on paved road for about 2 mi/3.2 km, before you get to where you started. Trail level is regarding physical level, difficult and as for technical level, difficult too.
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