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Note: Scroll  in text box to view more of the Ride Description.


Start​: (click and drag map; double click to move forward)

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Left Hand Canyon Road  RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub-  segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) elevation  gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.

Hover cursor over segment slices (below) for exact  grade of a particular segment. Map route (bottom) colors correlate with elevation legend colors.

Cycling and Climbing Colorado

Left Hand Canyon


  • Distance:                                             22.6 miles

  • Beginning elevation:                         5,610''

  • Ending elevation:                              10,508

  • Elevation gained:                             4,931'

  • Average Grade:                                4.1%

  • Fiets Index:                                       8.32
  • Location:  Climb begins at the intersection of  Left Hand Canyon Drive and Hwy 36 in Antona, CO, 8 miles due north of Boulder, CO (40.13348, -105.28529 latitude/longitude).