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The Boulder Golden Loop is located in Central Colorado, just West of Boulder.  Starting on the West side of Boulder, this loop heads West and carves through Boulder Canyon as it climbs to Nederland.


From Nederland, the path travels South and East and climbs up several switchbacks as it tops the mountain and descends down the other side toward Golden.  The road is constantly curving and changing altitude as it makes its way along this leg of the trip.  Next, there is a short jaunt across the valley near Golden, Colorado before this loop returns to the mountains.


The return to the mountains starts up Golden Gate Canyon, winding upward and eventually crossing the pass to descend to Golden Gate Canyon state Park.  From the park entrance, the path continues to curve and rise until it starts North again on Hwy 119.


From here the path heads North to Nederland and beyond on the Peak to Peak Highway to the town of Ward.  This leg of the journey is marked by curves, switchbacks and many altitude changes.  From Ward, the last leg  is a short, curvy ride back to the starting point in Boulder.

Motorcycle Rides, Colorado, Ward, Eldora, Rollinsville, Nederland, Coal Creek, Idaho Springs, Central City

Location:  Central Colorado

Approximate Mileage:  110  miles

Estimated Riding Time:  3.75   Hours 

Surface:  Paved



Boulder Canyon Tunnel, Boulder Canyon Trail, Panama Steam Shovel, Boulder Falls, Barker Dam, Peak to Peak Highway

Boulder Golden CO Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option. 


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