4th of July Road

4.9/5 (15 reviews)
Eldora, Colorado (Boulder County)
Last Updated: 07/28/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

4th of July Road is a great trail during the Autumn season to view the changing aspen groves, or for the avid hiker to access numerous great hiking trails throughout the open season. 4th of July Road features some great views of the surrounding mountain peaks and glacier basins. With a stop along the way, you can also enjoy the sounds of a waterfall as it flows through the surrounding aspen grove.

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Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.9/5 (15 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I am in total agreement with Dex, this is an amazing trail for seeing the fall colors. I started on the trail around 7 am and it was not busy at all, even ran into a moose on the way up! The trail itself isn't hard at all, there was quite a few bumps and ruts but with a good line most cars should get through relatively unscathed. There is a couple parts where letting oncoming traffic through may be tricky, but for the most part there is good space for two vehicles to get around each other. Highly recommend!
Trail Review: 4th of July Road - Lalo Martinez
Trail Review: 4th of July Road - Lalo Martinez
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Dex
100
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/24/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This trail is amazing for fall changes. The description of the trail is pretty much right on spot. Beautiful waterfalls and scenery. The fall leaves were beautiful. We took the trail nice and slow through the bumps and dips. Fun trail!
Trail Review: 4th of July Road - Dex
Trail Review: 4th of July Road - Dex
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Dan
300
Status: Open
Visited: 06/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A nice combination of dirt, rocks, and water for a newer off-roader. Beautiful views at the top, too.
Trail Review: 4th of July Road - Dan
Trail Review: 4th of July Road - Dan
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Matt
100
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 05/27/2022

Haven't visited yet this year but if anyone is looking for road status, Boulder manages this road and has a page here: https://bouldercolorado.gov/trailhead/fourth-july
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/21/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This trail is now closed.. I did this trail in the summer and did it in an Outback

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