Went out for a trailrun on Easter Sunday (not knowing it as such) and was nearly to the top of SAnitas before I realized I was heading toward the top. Great hike with yet more great views of Boulder and the Front Range.
I can't believe this hill is on Summitpost. I grew up at the base of Sanitas and climbed it many , many times as a kid.
I'm ashamed to admit that, after 1.5 years in Boulder, this is my first time up Sanitas. Great little hike. Reasonably rough, but short and with great views. We watched the snows moving east on the ascent and they hit just as we summitted. Our descent through the open valley was marked by picturesque snow and foggy views to the south. Very nice. I'll return and use this as a training climb.
A great mountain to do some trail running on!
When asked about the best reasons to live in Boulder, Sanitas is near the top of the list. Offering a mountain get-away right outside of town, this is one of my favorite quick escapes.
I have hiked this mountain many many times - probably have done every combination and order of the trails. Great place to go after work to get a great workout in, or early season training when the trails at higher elevation are still under snow. Be prepared for lots of people and dogs and runners.