Mount Sanitas

  • Mount Sanitas
  • 2127 m.
  • Primary factor 73 m
  • Boulder, Colorado
  • Location: TBD
  • Climbed: February 5th, 2001


How to get there: This mountain is located north of Boulder Canyon (also north of Sunshine Canyon), facing the city to the east.
Route description: There is a nice trail starting from the parking area at the bottom of Sunshine Canyon. One trail climbs very gently, staying east of the mountain, until at the end it turns left and zig-zags up the east ridge of the peak. The other trail heads straight up the south ridge.
Comments: I use this trail as an exercise trail, running both trails as a loop. It is hard work as the trail climbs very steeply up the east ridge. Similarly, the south ridge is a continuous uphill. I run the route from our home at University Avenue, this adds an extra hill crossing past the nice rock spires called Red Rock both going out and on the return back.