Panorama of Olde Stage Road road biking route near Boulder, Colorado
Panorama of Olde Stage Road road biking route near Boulder, Colorado

Olde Stage Road Road Biking Route

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Olde Stage Road Road Biking Route

Distance: 12.0mi
Elevation: 925ft
Time: 1.5h

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Olde Stage Rd is the classic introduction to hill climbing in Boulder, with a relatively short and straight forward climb up the popular Front Range road with a fun descent down the backside!

Olde Stage Road Road Biking Route Map

Getting there

From Boulder, head north on Broadway to Lee Hill Dr. Take Lee Hill Dr. west for a quarter mile to a parking lot on the south side of Lee Hill Dr.

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About

Re-supply points

None

When to do

Year round

Toilets

None

Level of Car Traffic

Moderate

Road Type

Shared roads with cars

Family friendly

No

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Loop


Olde Stage Road
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Route Description for Olde Stage Road

Olde Stage Road is a favourite Boulder bike ride and the classic introduction to hill climbing in Boulder, with a relatively short and straight forward climb up the popular Front Range road with a fun descent down the backside! From the parking lot off of Lee Hill Dr., ride west towards the mountains. The road will curve north. Continue heading straight climbing uphill via Olde Stage Rd. This steep climb has two distinct bumps that will get your heart rate elevated! The climb will gradually level out as you reach the top of Olde Stage Rd.

The backside of Olde Stage Road is a fast downhill with a few curves to keep you honest. Merge onto Left Hand Canyon Dr. and continue your descent to US 36. At the end of Left Hand Canyon, you will merge onto US 36 which is a busy highway with a large shoulder / bike lane. Take US 36 south back to Boulder, eventually reconnecting with Lee Hill Dr.

Insider Hints

  • Watch out for deer on the Olde Stage Road bike ride. They’re unpredictable and a collision is going to make for a bad day’s bike ride!

  • The Olde Stage Road bike ride can be done in the reverse direction for a completely different riding experience.

Comments

tammy624 7 months ago

The second paragraph of the directions are incorrect and do not correspond with the map above - they led me astray today, so take care to follow the map and not the written instructions!

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