Do not go by the map!!!!
This hike is NOT in Boulder.
US 36 and Sheridan
Directions to PnR: From 92nd go South on Yeates. Turn right just before you get to the parking garage. Yeates is one block East of Sheridan where US 36 crosses it. Allow yourself enough time to find the PnR. We'll leave from this PnR at 8:45. If you are coming off of US 36 take the Sheridan exit going North (right). When you get to the stop light at 92nd turn right and go one block. Yeates will be on your right.
Directions to the trailhead: Take US 36 to Boulder. Take Colo. 119 out of Boulder to Nederland. At the traffic circle in Nederland turn onto Colo. 72. From Nederland, take Hwy 72 north for about 7 miles. Turn left onto a gravel National Forest road (NFSR 298) at the sign for the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station. Follow this gravel road for about 0.5 miles to the Sourdough trailhead. Parking is on the left and the trail is across the road, on the right. We plan to start this hike(snowshoe) at 10:00am.
The Sourdough trail is a wonderful and long trail nestled between the Peak to Peak highway to the east and the Indian Peaks Wilderness to the west. The trail runs 14.6 miles from Peaceful Valley/Camp Dick south to the Sourdough Trailhead on the CU Research Station road.
The trail is smooth to quite rocky, with several moderate climbs. Sourdough rolls through dense forest at elevations ranging from 8500' to 10,200'. There are great views to be had from several vantage points along the way.
I'm going to take my snowshoes along. This hike is an out-and-back. We'll about three miles of it and turn around.
Lunch will be in Nederland.
Well controlled dogs are ok.