Olde Stage Road

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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1.5h
Distance
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19.3 km
Elevation
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282 m
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Panorama of Olde Stage Road road biking route near Boulder, Colorado

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!

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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 for Olde Stage Road

  • 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.

Getting to the Olde Stage Road Trailhead

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.

Route Information

  • 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

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