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Ponderosa Loop
A short intermediate loop at the top of Heil Ranch, with moderate terrain and a scenic overlook. Near Lyons, Colorado
Wild Turkey Trail
A newer trail section at Heil connecting the Ponderosa Loop with the Picture Rock trail to Lyons. Near Lyons, Colorado
Super Walker
If you like technical cross-country riding and hate driving to the trailhead, this ride is for you! Near Boulder, Colorado
Super Betasso
Perhaps the most classic mountain bike ride within spitting distance of downtown Boulder. Near Boulder, Colorado
Mustang Trail
Some of the best rapid fire technical descending singletrack in the Front Range. Near Golden, Colorado
Hall Ranch
A favorite for Boulder area riders - scenery, singletrack, technical sections... it's got it all! Near Lyons, Colorado
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Idaho Springs Rock Climbing 

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Bob Horan bouldering at Swissco, Fall River Road ...


There are various climbing options in this area. They range from roadside cragging to subalpine bouldering. Most of these are accessed via I-70 and/or the Fall River Rd.

Addendum: the Fall River Road slab was moved to the Dumont vicinity area.

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Weather station 0.5 miles from here

55 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Idaho Springs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Idaho Springs:
Doughy   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine   Reynolds Lake : Reynolds Boulder
Dada Movement   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Middle Ohman : Art Boulder
A River Runs Through It   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Middle Ohman : A River Runs Through It Bou...
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Featured Route For Idaho Springs
Rock Climbing Photo: Myself on the first ascent of Under Loch and Key.

Under Loch and Key V5 6C  CO : Idaho Springs : ... : Under Loch and Key Boulder
Start with a good left and right crimp low. Move up to a small crimp rail leading to good holds. Top out with a big move left, past the lip to a jug. This is very good. It is easily one of the best V5s I have done....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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