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This is alternate ascent is a mellow, forested way to reach the upper Chautauqua trails.


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0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Point to Point

6,148' 1,874 m

High

5,913' 1,802 m

Low

235' 72 m

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10%

Avg Grade (6°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Description

This wide, fairly easy trail branches off the main Chautauqua Trail and briefly heads east with a pause for an expansive view of Boulder, before ascending moderate grades.

The trail winds uphill through well-spaced ponderosa pines and affords brief views of Boulder and the Flatirons. This pleasant and shady trail ends at a T-junction, near the southern end of the Bluebell-Baird Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Ponderosa pines, deer, bluebells!

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Megan W

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Great views over Boulder from the Bluebell Mesa Trail
Jun 29, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Boulder Colorado - Winter Wonderland
Jan 2, 2015 near Boulder, CO
A photogenic spot
Jun 29, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Enjoying the Bluebell- Baird Trail
Jun 29, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Wide, easy to follow Bluebell Mesa Trail
Jun 29, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Chautauqua Park
Jul 1, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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