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Ranger Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,144' 349 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,883' 2,403 m
Low: 6,739' 2,054 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

Lots of steps lead towards the Green Mountain summit.

Nick Wilder

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Though very steep, this trail is fairly smooth and well-made. Tons of steps (wooden and rocks) get tiring, but the footing is more secure than the E.M. Greenman Trail (another popular route to the summit of Green Mountain). Be sure to turn around and enjoy the views as you get higher. Boulder shines below and peaks of the continental divide loom in the distance.

At the end, you'll intersect with Green Mountain West Ridge which you can take a short ways to the summit (don't miss it!).

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Oct 20, 2019
Jen Jen
Apr 26, 2018
Brian Huber
Continued to Green Mtn summit
Nov 21, 2017
Laura Tobin
Aug 22, 2017
Alesh Houdek
W. Emilia. Went also to top of Green Mountain. 3.7mi
Aug 12, 2017
A Adcroft
4.5mi
Jul 22, 2017
A Adcroft
2.2mi
Jun 5, 2017
BryanGoat Hawkins
Almost always steep, pretty flowers, views of Boulder
May 7, 2017
Elisheva Wexler

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  3.7 from 6 votes

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#1,379

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Steep and rocky section of Ranger Trail
May 3, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Fast cruising on this part of the trail - it's much harder up higher!
May 3, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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