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Boy Scout

Intermediate

Trail

0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 139' 42 m
Descent: -124' -38 m
High: 6,865' 2,092 m
Low: 6,765' 2,062 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

Access some excellent views of the Indian Peaks at May's Point from this trail.

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Boy Scout begins and ends at the Sunrise Amphitheater and heads west through Douglas-fir forest, providing good views of Boulder Canyon. The trail gradually rises and falls to May's Point for an excellent view of the Indian Peaks. Return back to the parking lot at the west end of Flagstaff Summit via Boy Scout Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Black bears and mountain lions inhabit this area. Many other wildlife species are common including songbirds, birds of prey, mule deer, red foxes, and coyotes.

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Aug 25, 2018
Heather Lee
Jun 10, 2017
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Jun 1, 2017
Chris Cozzi
Jul 3, 2016
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#138

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#1,016

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Photos

Boulder panorama from the Boy Scout Trail
May 2, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Wildflowers along the Artist Point Trail
Jun 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Scary views of the Fourmile Fire of September 2010.
May 5, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Distant views of the continental divide from Artist Point
Jun 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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