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Green Bear

Intermediate
 4.4 (5)

A beautiful trail that provides access to Green Mountain from South Boulder trailheads.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Point to Point

7,659' 2,334 m

High

7,222' 2,201 m

Low

31' 10 m

Up

468' 143 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

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Dogs are allowed off leash with a Voice & Sight tag from the City of Boulder.

Description

The Green Bear trail connects Green Mountain West Ridge to Bear Canyon Trail. This allows you to do some nice shuttled hikes, such as from Chautauqua to any South Boulder trailhead via Green Mountain.

When going from Green Mountain toward Bear Canyon Trail, the trail is consistently downhill. In either direction, it meanders through some nice switchbacks behind the Green/Bear ridgeline and feels less traveled than many of the other Open Space trails in Boulder.

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Rachel Vecchitto

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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A sturdy plank bridge aids your passage over Bear Creek.
Jun 18, 2017 near Boulder, CO
Easy section of Green Mountain West Ridge
May 3, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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