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Amphitheater Trail

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Trail

0.4 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 495' 151 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,321' 1,927 m
Low: 5,825' 1,776 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 22% (12°)
Max Grade: 39% (22°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A steep trail that leads up the lower portion of !Green Mountain's north ridge.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Cave · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This climbs steeply from the Gregory Canyon trailhead to the Saddle Rock Trail. This trail is made up almost exclusively of waterbars and stone steps. It will have your legs burning in no time as it makes its way up to a junction with Saddle Rock Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Ampitheater trail passes through dense, green forest as it ascends at the bottom of a drainage. Expect the scenery along this trail to seem like that of a much wetter climate than the Colorado frontrange.

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Dec 30, 2018
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Jul 16, 2018
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Sep 12, 2017
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Jun 9, 2017
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  4.3 from 3 votes

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#579

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#6,715

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Photos

The "stairmaster" section of the Amphitheater Trail
Jun 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Hop across rocks here to cross the stream.  There is a lot of flood debris scattered around here.
Jun 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO
As of 2015, the stream crossing is still washed out from the 2013 flood.
Jun 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO
The rocky start to the Amphitheater Trail
Jun 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Bluebells galore on this cliffside
Jun 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Views north from the Amphitheater Express Trail
Jun 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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