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Recommended Routes in NCAR - 2

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Favorite Bear Peak panorama
Difficult Difficult

Bear Peak Out and Back

5.7 mi 9.2 km 2,541' Up 774.37 m Up 2,540' Down 774.25 m Down

Boulder, CO
Favorite Bear Peak, the Goose and the Seal with permission from BoulderTraveler
Intermediate Intermediate

Shanahan Ridge

3.9 mi 6.3 km 831' Up 253.22 m Up 831' Down 253.4 m Down

Boulder, CO

NCAR Hiking

  • 6 Miles 10 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 10 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in NCAR - 15

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0.8 mi 1.2 km #1Mallory Cave Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Boulder, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Boulder, CO 17 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2NCAR Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Boulder, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Boulder, CO
1.2 mi 2.0 km #3NCAR - Bear Canyon Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Boulder, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Boulder, CO
0.6 mi 0.9 km #4NCAR - Table Mesa Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Boulder, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Boulder, CO
0.2 mi 0.3 km #5Skunk Connector
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Boulder, CO
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Boulder, CO
0.5 mi 0.9 km #6NCAR - Table Mesa/Bear Trail
Easy Easy
Boulder, CO
Easy Easy
Boulder, CO

Photos of NCAR - 16

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Coyote along the Skunk Canyon Trail
Dec 16, 2014 near Boulder, CO
The Mesa Trail overlooking NCAR and the valley below. Dogs are allowed off leash if they have their Blue tags
Apr 13, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Flatirons and the impending cloud storm.
Jun 23, 2019 near Boulder, CO
NCAR Trail in the fall.
Nov 25, 2020 near Boulder, CO
View of NCAR from Mesa Trail at the foot of Flatirons.
Jul 5, 2023 near Boulder, CO
Kohler Mesa
Dec 29, 2023 near Boulder, CO
Kohler Mesa
Jan 5, 2024 near Boulder, CO
Mesa Trail just south of Mallory Cave.
Jan 7, 2024 near Boulder, CO