Front Range Trailhead

The Front Range Trailhead is located at an unsigned access road in the 8400 address block of Magnolia Road. The trailhead provides access to a loosely-organized system of non-motorized roads and trails known as Boy Scout Trails and the Dot Trail System.

Some of the trails in this area are not officially designated, and may be subject to re-routing or closure without notice. This system of trails crosses Boulder County Open Space property at Reynolds Ranch.

View an area map here.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
  • Motorized vehicles prohibited. 
  • Unless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned.
  • Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.
  • Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Closest Towns: Nederland, Colorado
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information


From Boulder, head west on Canyon Boulevard, (Colorado Highway 119) for four miles and turn southwest onto Magnolia Road (County Road 132). Continue on Magnolia Road for 8.4 miles and turn north at an unmarked road and proceed about 1000 feet to a small parking area.


Mountain Biking

The Front Range Trailhead offers access to approximately 10 miles of mixed-use non-motorized trails, and is particularly popular among mountain bikers. Many trails in the area are unofficial, social trails, so many intersections are unsigned and it is easy to become disoriented. It is possible to connect this system of trails with those at West Magnolia Trailhead by riding a short segment of Magnolia Road west to Colorado Highway 72/119.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Day Hiking


Horse Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Featured Events


  Latitude : 

  Longitude :