Behold the route repository. This is the place to come for information and statistics about all the routes in the trailzealot database. If a route is listed here, that means I hiked or ran it, then loaded the data here for analysis. I started this website because I am intensely interested in the data side of the exercise equation.
This is the best data I can get my mitts on. Around Boulder, the Open Space and Mountain Parks Department has surveyed each trail to get high-accuracy, high-resolution coordinates. On top of that, we have got high-resolution elevation data thanks to a plane-mounted Lidar survey of the area. Outside of town, the trail coordinates could come from anywhere (including some rando's GPS device), and Lidar elevation data is typically unavailable, even in places like Rocky Mountain National Park.
My hope is to provide curious folks with a digestible resource to find the hike that is best for them, based on things they care about. My philosophy: there is no such thing as a "good hike", because everyone defines that for themselves. This resource is here to help you find and navigate your own personal good hike.
I am always improving this section with new routes, new data sources and new analysis techniques. So check back often to see what is new.
Please feel free to contact me with questions or to ask for recommendations. Just tell me a little bit about what you want to find on your hike, and we will go from there.