Length: 8 miles
Elevation Gain: Trail starts and ends at 7,250 feet with 1,700 feet of climbing
Location: Flagstaff Mountain Region
Walker Ranch is a 2,778 acre park operated by Boulder County Parks and Open Space. The Walker Ranch Loop trail is a popular ride with mountain bike riders who possess some technical skills and who are looking for a workout. The ride combines spectacular views, fast descents with banked turns, a beautiful section paralleling South Boulder Creek, dangerous sections that must be walked and thigh-burning climbs. And if you feel like packing your fishing rod, there are some feisty trout to be had in the creek along the way. Walker Ranch is one of the best rides in Boulder County for those ready to take it on.