Twin Lakes Open Space is a hidden gem in the Gunbarrel area of Northeast Boulder.

Twin Lakes Open Space

Bobolink Trail is one of the few flat trails in Boulder, making it a great place for marathon training.

Bobolink Trail/South Boulder Creek Trail

March 12, 2019 Comments Off on South Mesa Trailhead Boulder Running Routes

South Mesa Trailhead

Eldorado Springs

South Mesa Trailhead is a great place to run Mesa Trail, South Boulder Creek Trail, Towhee Trail and Homestead Trail.
Difficulty:Moderate
Dogs:Yes
Bathrooms:Yes
Getting There:South Mesa Trailhead is located south of Boulder on the north side of Eldorado Springs Drive about 1.5 miles west of Highway 93. Take Broadway south through town and continue on as it turns into Highway 93. Take a right at the stoplight at Marshall Road/Eldorado Springs Drive. (It’s directly across the road from the Doudy Draw Trailhead.)

The main route from the South Mesa Trailhead is the hilly 7-mile point-to-point Mesa Trail that leads to Chautauqua Park. Running Mesa Trail south to north is a bit harder than the opposite direction, mostly because the trail climbs considerably for the first 2 miles from the South Mesa Trailhead. Several additional loops ranging from 3 miles to 6 miles can be made by connecting Towhee Trail, Homestead Trail, Shadow Canyon Trail, Lower Big Bluestem Trail and South Boulder Creek Trail.

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