Sourdough Trailhead


Photo of Sourdough Trailhead sign and trail

The Sourdough Trailhead is the main trailhead for the Sourdough Trail #835 and is the trails southernmost access point.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Brainard Lake Road is closed at State Highway 72 from March 12 – June 28, 2018 ( Use caution if you plan to venture as far as the Brainard Lake area. Carry extra gear and an emergency survival kit.
Permit Info: No permits are required at this time.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Closest Towns: Nederland and Ward, Colorado
Water: None
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone 303-541-2500, Fax 303-541-2515; Contact Us

General Information

Directions: From Nederland, travel seven miles north on Colorado Highway 72. Turn west onto gravel National Forest System Road 298, signed as the turnoff for the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station. A parking area is not far on the left.

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