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Beautiful beginner off road trail

We drove the trail in a Ford F150 crew cab on a Sunday afternoon in July and while truck was a... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Troy P
via mobile
Bumpy, all-wheel drive trail

This trail had lots of twists and turns, bumps and wonderful sites to see. The wildflowers were an... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Lafayette, Colorado
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A popular and easy mountain bike trail following the route of an old narrow-gauge railway line.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gold hill” (3 reviews)
“picnic area” (2 reviews)
“jeep” (3 reviews)
Boulder, CO
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We drove the trail in a Ford F150 crew cab on a Sunday afternoon in July and while truck was a little wide and long for the trail we didn't have any issues navigating it. The branches brushed the sides in places and others with...More

Thank Troy P
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This trail had lots of twists and turns, bumps and wonderful sites to see. The wildflowers were an added bonus.

Thank Richard-Martha
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an easy starter trail for off roading that has great views this is your trail. Very easy going with only a few rocky spots here and there. There is a jive picnic area along the route about 7.5 miles into...More

Thank Wyldecamp
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This trail was been extant since the late 19th Century. It is pristine and deserves respect and to be treated well. It is an ideal place to walk your dogs in sun or snow. The elevation is over 8000 feet and can be quite chilly....More

2  Thank Jon_Scuba_11
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Beautiful views from the trail, forgot binoculars. : ( It was great anyway. Pennsylvania Gulch Road is only for serious off roaders (was white knuckle on PA Gulch Rd!) While on Swiss trail, caught a moose lying in a large puddle. He got up and...More

Thank donnaibbott
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This trail is drop dead gorgeous. Bring binoculars, as views are uniquely spectacular for distance. For you hikers, bikers, wheelers, riders, and especially, you botanists will find this trail cuts through unique biota that will give you a chance to easily examine geology and plants,...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 3 August 2016

You will love this trail if you are a nature lover. Scenery for days. The only thing to warn you about are some blind hairpin turns and definitely not for lower stance cars. We have a jeep and drove over quite a few boulders jutting...More

Thank BDU50
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Taking the trail in four wheel gives you a glimpse of what it would have been like by train. The views are spectacular.

1  Thank Carole B
Reviewed 3 January 2016

This is one of the few trails that are open year-round in the area and is relatively flat. With a lifted jeep it was a fun trail in the snow but wouldn't be a good idea for a small car or a biker if any...More

Thank HighSpeedLowDrag
Reviewed 18 December 2015

The Switzerland Trail is the old route the railroad used to get up to the mines of yesterday. The tracks have been removed making a fun trail to explore wit a high clearance vehicle. You can start above Gold hill, off Peak to Peak hi...More

Thank totman
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Ana H
2 September 2017|
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Response from Richard-Martha | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to ride the trail. We had a Honda CRV with all wheel drive and slowly negotiated all the bumps along the way. Just take it easy. I wouldn't do it if there is snow.
22 September 2016|
Response from Carole B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. There is a lovely picnic area with parking. There is great hiking in the area. The park is where women in the 1900's would take the train too to have a day in the mountains. Very cool place.