Big Bluestem West

Boulder County, Colorado

Elevation Gain34ft
Trailhead Elevation5,882ft
Elevation Min/Max5868/5887ft
Elevation Start/End5882/5882ft

Big Bluestem West

Big Bluestem West is a hiking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 5,882 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 34 feet. This trail connects with the following: Lower Big Bluestem and Mesa Trail.

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"Wander through tallgrass and mixed-grass prairie where cattle still graze, then hike up into the foothills thick with vegetation, in view of spectacular rock formations. In spring, the wild?owers and ?owering bushes send sweet-scented fragrances wafting across the air. Fall brings colorful leaves and berries, which bears eagerly eat to fatten up before winter arrives.

Devil’s Thumb and The Maiden rock formations poke their heads into the sky as the land rises abruptly from the Mesa Trail. Sample the various ecosystems of Boulder’s Open Space & Mountain Parks while hiking this scenic, moderate loop."

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Trail Information

Boulder County
Nearby City
City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks, PO Box 791, Boulder, CO 80306; 303-441-3440;
Local Contacts
USGS Eldorado Springs and Louisville; National Geographic Trails Illustrated 100 Boulder/Golden; Latitude 40˚: Boulder County Trails
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Oct 2018