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Switzerland North

This trail features very technical and difficult terrain.

Total Miles

3

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Elevation
8,973'
Duration
1 to 2 Hours
Technical Rating
8 / 10
Best Time
Summer - Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Switzerland North
This trail is basically the more difficult portion of The Switzerland Trail. The easier section of the trail basically dead ends, at which point you take a left up a very steep, very rocky hill. This part of the route offers an obstacle called Cliffhanger 2.0. This can be bypassed. If you can get there, the camping at the top is unrivaled. There are parking areas on both ends of the trail. It is open all year.
Getting There
This trail starts across C.R. 52 from the end of Switzerland Trail. From Boulder, take Mapleton Avenue west. It becomes Sunshine Canyon Road, C.R. 52. Follow this road about 10 miles to Gold Hill and continue another 2.7 miles to start of trail on right.
Contact for Current Conditions
Roosevelt N.F.
Boulder R.D.
(303) 541-2500