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Where to Run in Longmont?
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Hey all - I will be in Longmont this weekend visiting family (and traveling with mine). I'm plan to do a couple of runs from my hotel off 119 on the southwest corner of Longmont. Unfortunately, I won't have a car or time to drive anywhere interesting. I have an hour of hill repeats on Sat and 90min easy run on Sunday. Looking for recommendations, especially someplace where I can jog to a hill for Saturday. Thank you!

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Last edited by: ericlambi: Dec 12, 18 17:17
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Not many hills in that immediate spot- go drink beer at lefthand instead
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For hills you can head to Niwot, take the Lobo trail to 79th or 95th street south. Long run could be the same, or head west on Clover Basin until it becomes Pike, great network of dirt roads and paths.
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Dry Creek Community Park has a steep dirt hill you can do.

Alex Arman

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Golden ponds Park. Not sure about hills... But, it's a nice area for running.
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The shortest route to any hills would probably be straight up Hover/95th to Longs Peak Ave. Then the hill that goes up toward Sunset Pool would probably suffice.

For a longer run that’s mostly dirt, the LoBo Trail to 83rd, then cross over the Diagonal to Oxford....run west on Oxford/Nimbus until you have to turn around. It’ll be flat unless you’re able to get to 63rd on Oxford....then it’ll get tougher.

The bottom left-ish part of the map from my ride on Monday is the portion I’m talking about for Sunday.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2010760448

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Last edited by: darkhorsetri: Dec 13, 18 7:12
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Great, thanks for the replies all, very helpful.

Dimond Bikes
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I'd try and get an Uber to Heil or Hall ranch and run there. No shortage of hills and the scenery will be great.

Formerly from Rochester, NY, then Atlanta, GA, now Boulder, Co.
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Hey - one more question, sorry. I think I'm going to do this run along LOBO->Oxford, etc. What is the earliest I could do this without lights? Ideally I'd be hitting the pavement around 6, seems like it might be too dark.

Dimond Bikes
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My cousin owns Abos in Niwot, Longmont, and N. Boulder. Get a slice. Great pizza....
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I live in Boulder and wake up every day at 6. Unfortunately it's still pretty dark at 6, but by 6:45 some light is starting to come out.
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First light is about 6:40 right now...so 6 may be a bit early since that area isn’t lit up. But the first 5-10mins of the run would likely be lit up by streetlights.

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