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Lefthand Canyon

Boulder County, Colorado

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Located a few miles northwest of Boulder, this OHV area provides numerous 4x4 and singletrack trails of varied difficulty. The Fireman Hill route takes you up to the ridge summit where you can look back on the Front Range and downtown Boulder.

Popular Trails in This Area

Lefthand Main (286)**
Bauman's Ridge Trail (844)
Castle Gulch Ridge (287B)
Cavanaugh's Trail (838)
Fireman Hill (286D)
Mother Hill (286C)
Saddle Trail East (842)
Saddle Trail Loop (840)
Saddle Trail West (841)
Upper Carnage (286E)
Witz's Trail (843)
**Note** Carnage Canyon (286A) is PERMANENTLY CLOSED

Detailed Description

Adopted Trails

** Lefthand Canyon Network Adopted by Trailridge Runners 4WD Club

How To Get There

From Boulder, Take US-36 approximately 4 miles north. Turn West on Left Hand Canyon Dr. Continue 3.7 Miles to trail head on North side of the Road

Note: There is limited area for trailers off of Left Hand Canyon Drive.

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Note that not all of the trails in an area will be open to all vehicle types. Follow the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)s and signage for the area and ride only on trails open to and wider than your OHV.

Trail System Maps and GPS Files

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Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM)

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Lefthand Canyon OHV Map and Guide

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Lefthand Canyon OHV Map

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