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Green Mountain West Ridge

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (32)

The easiest route to the spectacular summit of Green Mountain.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.1

KM

Point to Point

8,078' 2,462 m

High

7,605' 2,318 m

Low

527' 161 m

Up

143' 44 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

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 32 votes

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in Boulder

#131

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#1

in Boulder

#38

in Colorado

#131

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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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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
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