April 26, 2014 · 7:30 AM
Sugarloaf Mt. Trailhead
For Saturday we will be running part of the Switzerland Trail starting at the trailhead below Sugarloaf Mt. The route is a loop and will include Pennsylvania Gulch. Plan for around 2.5 hours, 1500 ft. gain, and around 12 miles (unless anyone wants to add on). The trail starts around 8k ft. and tops out just above 9k ft. so it will be fun to experience a little early season altitude.
Switzerland Trail is essentially a dirt road at 3% railroad grade – Pennsylvania Gulch, does not have those limits.
The carpool option will be meeting at 7:30a from the Boulder Justice Center parking lot on the southeast corner of Canyon Dr. (119) & 6th St. in Boulder. If you want to meet at the trailhead, be there by 7:50a.
I anticipate we will see some snow at the west end of the trail; however the east end is snow-free.