Green Mountain West Ridge

Boulder County, Colorado

Elevation Gain917ft
Trailhead Elevation7,694ft
Elevation Min/Max7586/8133ft
Elevation Start/End7694/7694ft

Green Mountain West Ridge

Green Mountain West Ridge is a hiking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 7,694 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 917 feet. The trail ends near Green Mountain (elevation 7,927 feet). This trail connects with the following: E.M. Greenman, Sacred Cliffs, Ranger and Green Bear.

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Best Hikes Near Denver and Boulder (Falcon Guides)
Sandy Heise and Maryann Gaug
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"This short but steep trail is good training for those aspiring to climb higher mountains. For others, the view of Boulder and the eastern plains beyond is worth the e?ort. Plus there’s a great view of the Indian Peaks and Rocky Mountain National Park peaks to the west and north. The rumble and whistles of trains traveling above Eldorado Canyon to the south waft through the air. The trail traverses through the Western Mountain Parks Habitat Conservation Area, which requires on-trail travel unless you obtain an o?-trail permit. Staying on-trail helps protect and preserve sensitive or rare plants and animals." Read more

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This trail head is just outside the fee parking area so no need to worry about that. The trail starts off very easy and then has a couple little ups and downs before you get to a trail head at the end that begins your switch backs. The views are awesome all along the trail you can see out over the city and out east. When you get to the top if its a clear day you can see very far out west, great peak. I'd say it's easy but you will work up a sweat during the up hill parts.

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Trail Information

Boulder County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks, PO Box 791, Boulder; 303-441-3440;
Local Contacts
USGS Eldorado Springs; National Geographic Trails Illustrated 100 Boulder/Golden; Latitude 40˚: Boulder County Trails
Local Maps

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Dec 2018