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Green Mountain West Ridge

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 491' 150 m
Descent: -89' -27 m
High: 8,095' 2,467 m
Low: 7,621' 2,323 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 37% (21°)

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The easiest route to the spectacular summit of Green Mountain.

Nick Wilder

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Description

By itself, this isn't a great trail, but it's the easiest route to the summit of Green Mountain, which features amazing 360-degree views from Kansas the continental divide. The trail borders private property at first, which distracts from the wilderness, but the trail is pleasant and the views are interesting.

Of note is the back side of Bear Peak, and the large fire that burned there in 2013.

Travel along pretty easy terrain until you reach the last quarter mile that steeply climbs to the summit. From there, return the way you came or make a big loop out of the MANY trails that converge here.

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Check-Ins

Sep 28, 2019
Rachel Pierstorff
3.4mi
Sep 10, 2019
John Pearson
With Mike and Peep
Aug 6, 2019
Haley Fischman
About 2 miles up one way due to restoration trail detours. 2mi — 1h 00m
Jul 15, 2019
Breda Lund
Jun 26, 2019
lindsey n.
Jun 26, 2019
Michael Marquardt
3.2mi — 2h 58m
May 14, 2019
Stephan Linnerz
12h 07m
May 12, 2019
TJ Honess
First hike of the season 3.2mi

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 29 votes

#1

in Boulder

#164

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  4.0 from 29 votes
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#1

in Boulder

#38

in Colorado

#164

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292 Views Last Month
8,838 Since May 3, 2015
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Photos

The "sighting disc" at the top of Green Mountain.  Line up the pins so you know what mountain you're looking at.
May 3, 2015 near Boulder, CO
A pretty forested section of the Green Mountain West Ridge Trail
May 3, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Easy section of Green Mountain West Ridge
May 3, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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