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Green-Bear Combo from Chautauqua

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13.5 mile 21.7 kilometer loop
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Elevation

Ascent: 4,512' 1,375 m
Descent: -4,512' -1,375 m
High: 8,410' 2,563 m
Low: 5,688' 1,734 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 61% (31°)

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Trail shared by Dave Caldwell

A fun link-up of two of Boulder's most popular mountains.

Dave Caldwell

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

Using a popular Green Mountain loop and adding a trip out and back to Bear Peak summit.

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Start at Chautauqua. Take the Baseline Trail to Amphitheater Trail. Keep following Amphitheater to Saddle Rock Trail (go straight instead of right).

Take Saddle Rock to E.M. Greenman Trail to the left and follow E.M. Greenman Trail to Green Mountain summit.

When you're ready to descend, go to the opposite side of the summit and start descending down to the intersection of the Ranger Trail and Green Mountain West Ridge trail. Take the Green Mountain West Ridge trail to the left and follow it down into the valley to Green-Bear trail on the left.

Take Green-Bear through the valley to Bear Peak West Ridge trail on the right.

Take Bear Peak West Ridge trail all the way to just under Bear Peak summit. Scramble up to the summit and follow the way you just came back to the intersection of Green Mountain West Ridge trail and Ranger Trail. Begin your descent down Green Mountain by taking the Ranger Trail down and hike down the canyon to the intersection with Gregory Canyon trail on the right.

Take Gregory Canyon trail all the way back to Baseline Trail and back to Chautauqua.

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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
Morning at the Flatirons.
Apr 26, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Snowy Boulder from Saddle Rock Trail. with permission from BoulderTraveler
Jan 11, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Bear Peak panorama
Jun 27, 2015 near Boulder, CO
The Continental Divide from Bear Peak in Boulder, CO
Aug 17, 2019 near Boulder, CO
Looking south
Jul 7, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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