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Green Mountain West Ridge

Intermediate
 4.1 (37) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The easiest route to the spectacular summit of Green Mountain.


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Map Key

3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

Out and Back

8,077' 2,462 m

High

7,607' 2,319 m

Low

633' 193 m

Up

634' 193 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

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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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by Charles Danforth and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 37 votes

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in Boulder

#349

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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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Apr 23, 2021
Marc Devine
Mar 7, 2021
Nick Murray
Bring microspikes as plenty of shaded areas for snow to stick. Trailhead is just east of the Private road (signs are there at trailhead) 3.9mi
Mar 6, 2021
Jeff S
Sep 19, 2020
Michael Marquardt
4mi — 2h 30m
Jan 1, 2020
Dayag Anashiym
Green Mountain West Ridge. New Years Hike, lots of folks out.
Dec 8, 2019
Lydia Creech
Sep 28, 2019
Rachel Pierstorff
3.4mi
Sep 10, 2019
John Pearson
With Mike and Peep