Sugarloaf Mountain

Nederland, Colorado (Boulder County)

Last Updated: 12/04/2020
4.1 / 5 ( 15 reviews )
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Highlight: Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain is an easy scenic dirt off-road trail that takes about an hour to complete. It’s located in the foothills just west of Boulder, CO and is accessible year around. The drive gradually winds through aspen and pines forests with some nice views of the area valleys and gulches. The hills are bursting with gold color when the aspen trees transform in the fall. This section of Roosevelt National forest is full of old mining sites. Hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking are common activities around Sugarloaf Mountain. It is not unusual for these other activities to take place on the road, so drive with caution and share the road.


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Sugarloaf Mountain begins with private property lining both sides of the road so remember to Stay The Trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Boulder, Colorado

Take Canyon Blvd west approximately 5 miles to Sugarloaf Road. Right on Sugarloaf Road 4.7 miles to Sugarloaf Mountain Road. Turn right, the trail begins at this intersection. To take the trail from west to east: From Nederland, Colorado take CO Highway 72 north about 5 miles to mile marker 38.5. The beginning of the trail is to the right and is marked as County Road 120.



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Tim Palmer

Mapping Crew - Lower 48

Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the community furthers that goal as well. A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors. Amateur Radio Technician license call sign: ke0npg
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