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Old 05-26-2013, 08:51 AM
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Keith, is there any way you could post up the GPS Coordinates on the trail head for Switzerland Trail?
Here's a good book that will get you started on a lot of trails here in Colorado.
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Here's a good book that will get you started on a lot of trails here in Colorado.
Looks like you left out the link.
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Looks like you left out the link.
Ha! Thanks Dan.....sorry about that.
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Keith, is there any way you could post up the GPS Coordinates on the trail head for Switzerland Trail?
Here's all the waypoints I have stored for the Switzerland Trail (moving South to North):

Southern Trailhead:
40 01' 31" N, 105 25' 30" W
(Also, from here you can take a short hike (1/2 mile) to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain with great views of the Indian Peaks and Longs Peak.)

Good Spot to camp w/ great views down into Boulder and close to the Southern Trailhead above:
40 01' 16" N, 105 26' 17" W
(a little dicey to get to in a stock vehicle)

Good spot to camp close to the above with great views of the Indian Peaks:
40 01' 10" N, 105 26' 23" W
(Like above, a little dicey to get to in a stock vehicle)

Town of Sunset (not really a town so much as a small collection of houses):
40 02' 08" N, 105 28' 08" W
(You can drive here via asphalt on Fourmile Canyon Drive)

Another good camping spot that is up near Gold Hill and easy to get to in a stock vehicle:
40 02' 56" N, 105 26' 14" W

All of those spots are pretty exposed to wind, If it is really windy, there is a good spot that is really well sheltered directly south of that last spot. Basically, from the spot above, you would drive downhill, around the switch back and you'd find a pullout on your right. That one is accessible in a Ford Escort... Which is what I saw parked there last weekend.

Northern Trailhead (where the trail intersects with Gold Hill Road):
40 03' 14" N, 105 27' 20" W

From there, on all the maps I've looked at, it looks like the trail continues north all the way to Ward... I've found this to be false, at least in a Tacoma. The trail gets very narrow, with lots of brush on both sides and even low overhead... I'd recommend that once you get there, you head into Gold Hill for a beer at the General Store... Then a beautiful drive down Sunshine Canyon into Boulder.
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Also, I guess you should bring a gun.

Anyone else notice a trend that something like this seems to happen in the woods around Nederland every year or two?
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