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    by Published on 08-11-2013 07:09 PM  Number of Views: 1174 
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    Colorado's newest state park, Staunton State Park, has been welcoming visitors to its 3,828 acres since May 18, 2013. What was once Frances Staunton's playground now boasts 18+ miles from grassy meadows at 8,100 feet up to granite cliffs reaching over 10,000 feet. It was a long time coming, 27 years, as the park service addressed neighbor's concerns and built a new exit off U.S. highway 285. As per Staunton's wishes, the land remains a "wilderness-type" park few roads, and that's great for runners.

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    by Published on 03-30-2012 11:16 AM  Number of Views: 1566 
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    The extensive amount of trails that can be accessed from the Greenbelt Plateau Trailhead provide runners with miles and miles of great trail options. If you start here and run up the trail in the direction of the Flatirons (you will have to cross the street) the trail winds uphill, then downhill, and along the way provides some wonderful views of the valley and the mountains.
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    by Published on 03-18-2012 06:05 PM  Number of Views: 2829 
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    The University of Colorado's home cross country course, Buffalo Ranch, offers a challenging array of trails. Running here you will travel over trails ranging from skinny, uphill, and rock covered to flat, wide, and well groomed. This course has a lot of history to it, as it is where the CU cross country teams always open up their season, and many of those runners have won NCAA championships or earned All-American accolades.

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    by Published on 03-14-2012 03:45 PM  Number of Views: 1776 
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    Tom Watson Park is located off of North 63rd Street in North Boulder, next to Coot Lake and the Boulder Reservoir. From the parking area you can of course run on the trails around the Boulder Reservoir and Coot Lake, but you also have the option of running on miles and miles of dirt roads. Navigating the network of dirt roads can seem a bit daunting at first, but it is quite simple after the first time you have done it. The backroads roll throughout farm lands and offer many awesome views of the Flatirons. You could park on the side of the road and really start anywhere along the route, but the benefit of Tom Watson Park is it provides access to bathrooms, water fountains, and even showers, which could be good if you are passing through town on a road trip.
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    by Published on 03-10-2012 01:47 PM  Number of Views: 2326 
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    The East Boulder Trail is popular with runners, hikers, and mountain bikers alike. The main part of the trail, which goes out for about 3.5 miles is crushed gravel/dirt and meanders through farm land. After being pretty much flat up to this point, the trail begins to climb, gets a bit rocky and goes out for 2.5 more miles, for a total of slightly over 6 miles out. If you have read Running With the Buffaloes you will know of this run as "The Tank." This is because from the start of the run, and throughout most of the run, you can see a large water tank at the top of the hill, which serves as the crest of the hill that you will climb if you go out for a longer run.
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    by Published on 03-08-2012 01:10 PM  Number of Views: 4487 
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    The Bobolink Trail in South Boulder provides runners with a well-groomed, flat, crushed gravel, and mainly uninterrupted trail. The length, surface, conditions, and flatness of this trail make it ideal for an easy recovery run or a normal run day. While many of Boulder's trails have somewhat rocky footing which forces you to focus both on running and not rolling your ankle at the same time, the Bobolink trail is very well maintained by the city and is almost always in perfect condition. ...
    by Published on 06-21-2011 01:06 AM  Number of Views: 3624 
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    The Colorado/Green Mountain trail is a tough 14 mile run with approximately 2,000 feet of vertical gain. What makes the run even more difficult is that the first six miles are a net elevation downhill, before the real climbing begins. The trail features miles ...
    by Published on 07-27-2010 11:53 PM  Number of Views: 3487 
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    Carpenter Peak Trail is located in Roxborough State Park. The trail starts at 6,160 feet, with en elevation gain of 1,070 feet over 6.5 miles of trail. The trail faces the east and has limited tree coverage, thus it can be a hot one in the summer. The trail run is of moderate difficulty. One nice thing about this run is the climbing doesn't start until about a 1/2 mile into the run, leaving you with a bit of time to warm-up before the ascent.



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    by Published on 06-17-2010 07:29 AM  Number of Views: 2430 
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    The South Valley Park Medley Trail is an easy trail with minimal elevation gain. The first couple miles are on a well groomed trail and then the trail converts to a narrow single track with a good amount of high grass/weeds. Mileage can vary, course outlined below was 6.27 miles. ...
    by Published on 03-25-2010 08:31 AM  Number of Views: 8198 
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    Green Mountain is part of the Boulder Mountain Park in Boulder, Colorado. A popular mountain to hike and run and one that Anton Krupicka has made part of his daily training routine while living in Boulder. ...
    by Published on 03-10-2010 08:49 AM  Number of Views: 15749 
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    Coach Mark Wetmore moved to Boulder on August 21, 1991 and it took him less than 24 hours to discover Magnolia Road after looking at a topographical map. At the time, no one was running Mags except Arturo Barios, it would soon ...
    by Published on 02-17-2010 11:44 PM  Number of Views: 12177 
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    Are you looking for a running group in Boulder, Colorado? Here is a current list of group runs in Boulder. If you know of any others, please leave a comment below and we will keep this list up to date.

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    by Published on 02-17-2010 08:42 AM  Number of Views: 33691 
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    The Denver Metro Area has a ton of running groups to suit all fitness levels. Here is a current list of group runs in Denver and if we missed any, let us know in the comments below.

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    by Published on 01-24-2010 08:48 AM  Number of Views: 8922 
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    In the first part of this series, I offered up a selection of trail-running opportunities in the Horsetooth/Lory trail system, ...
    Published on 01-07-2010 08:30 AM  Number of Views: 12079 
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    Trail Running in Fort Collins

    By Nick Clark

    Colorado’s Front Range offers some of the best trail running in the country, and most thoughts and conversations related to the subject typically turn quickly to Boulder, Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Good thing really, as it leaves the fantastic trail running to the north in a heavenly state of peacefulness, free from the teeming hordes – for the most part.

    Sure, there are some ...

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