Bear Peak West Ridge

Boulder County, Colorado

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Bear Peak West Ridge is a hiking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 7,207 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,429 feet. The trail ends near Bear Peak (elevation 8,458 feet). There are also information guideposts near the end of the trail.
Distance: mi Elevation: ft
Bear Peak West Ridge is a hiking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 7,207 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,429 feet. The trail ends near Bear Peak (elevation 8,458 feet). There are also information guideposts near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Bear Peak, Bear Canyon and Green Bear.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Boulder County
Distance: 1.8
Elevation Gain: 1,429 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 7,207 feet
Top Elevation: 8,410 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Bear Peak West Ridge
Elevation Min/Max: 7190/8410 ft
Elevation Start/End: 7207/7207 ft

Bear Peak West Ridge Professional Reviews and Guides

"This is a strenuous but great hike up to the summit of Bear Peak (8,461 feet), one of Boulder’s most visible landmarks. The Bear Peak Trail follows Bear Creek up beautiful Bear Canyon, then makes a steep ascent up the Bear Peak West Ridge Trail to the summit. Expect beautiful vistas and blooming wildflowers during the summer months.

From the parking area, access the Walter Orr-Roberts Weather Trail on the west side of NCAR. Follow this informative trail for a short 0.2 mile to a kiosk and a sign pointing to the Mesa Trail. Drop a short distance, then climb steeply to a water tower.

From the water tower follow signs for the Mesa Trail, staying left at all trail junctions. At the 1.2-mile mark you arrive at the junction of the Mesa Trail and Bear Creek. Go left up the steep, wide road to a junction with Mesa Trail and the Bear Canyon Trail on the right."

"This is a strenuous but great hike up to the summit of Bear Peak (8,461 feet), one of Boulder’s most visible landmarks. The Bear Peak Trail follows Bear Creek up beautiful Bear Canyon, then makes a steep ascent up the Bear Peak West Ridge Trail to the summit. Expect beautiful vistas and blooming wildflowers during the summer months.

From the parking area, access the Walter Orr-Roberts Weather Trail on the west side of NCAR. Follow this informative trail for a short 0.2 mile to a kiosk and a sign pointing to the Mesa Trail. Drop a short distance, then climb steeply to a water tower.

From the water tower follow signs for the Mesa Trail, staying left at all trail junctions. At the 1.2-mile mark you arrive at the junction of the Mesa Trail and Bear Creek. Go left up the steep, wide road to a junction with Mesa Trail and the Bear Canyon Trail on the right."

Recent Trail Reviews

7/12/2008
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Long and strenuous, very rewarding - watch out for mountain bikers, and bring extra water and food.



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