Where to start Bear Peak?

Where to start Bear Peak?

  • Access to Bear Peak is from the South Mesa Trailhead off of Eldorado Springs Drive just South of Boulder.
  • This first mile or so of the hike is easy and offers stunning views of the Flatirons and views of the entrance of Eldorado Canyon.
  • After about 1.3 miles, the trail will split.

How hard is Bear Peak hike?

Bear Peak via NCAR is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

How long to hike Bear Peak Boulder?

about 4-5 hours
Wake up early to start this hike. Even though the Bear Peak hike will only take you about 4-5 hours round trip, it will still be advantageous to get off the mountain before afternoon and evening storms might pass through. This is a steep 7-mile out and back trail. Start at the South Mesa Trailhead.

How high is Bear Peak?

2,578 m
Bear Peak/Elevation

What is the tallest peak in Boulder?

Bear Peak (Boulder County, Colorado)

Bear Peak
Bear Peak viewed from the NCAR Trail
Highest point
Elevation 8,459 ft (2,578 m)
Prominence 281 ft (86 m)

Are there bathrooms at Chautauqua?

Bathrooms The bathrooms at the Ranger Cottage are still open. Plus there are more porta-potties this year. The bathrooms beneath the Chautauqua Dining Hall are also open. Stay on the trail and walk through mud.

Is parking at Chautauqua free?

Paid parking at Chautauqua During fall, winter and spring, there is no shuttle or satellite parking service, and parking is free at Chautauqua.

What mountains can you see from Boulder?

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  • Longs Peak. 14 262 ft (prom: 2 940 ft)
  • North Arapaho Peak. 13 507 ft (prom: 1 667 ft)
  • Copeland Mountain. 13 166 ft (prom: 1 129 ft)
  • Apache Peak. 13 445 ft (prom: 1 112 ft)
  • South Boulder Peak. 8 524 ft (prom: 1 079 ft)
  • Jasper Peak. 12 923 ft (prom: 1 037 ft)
  • Isolation Peak.
  • Saint Vrain Mountain.

Is Boulder a mountain town?

Boulder, Colorado: The Happiest City in the United States. This mountain town has it all—scenery, culture, and a world-class quality of life.