Bald Mountain Scenic Area

Boulder, Colorado 80306

Bald Mountain Scenic Area

Bald Mountain Scenic Area Professional Review and Guide

"As the name suggests, this is a short, scenic hike around and up to the top of Bald Mountain (7,160 feet). There are spectacular views of the Indian Peaks and the plains. It’s a great hike for the young ones.

What a great hike to bring the kids on! It’s short, there are numerous places to stop, there are picnic tables located near the trailhead, and the views are just spectacular. From the parking area the trail travels past an old corral and several picnic tables on a smooth, wide trail to a trail junction."

More Bald Mountain Scenic Area Professional Reviews and Guides

"If male-pattern baldness could strike a peak, Bald Mountain would be a textbook case. The ponderosa forest the circles its base is like the fringe of hair that often circles a shiny pate; the few trees that adorn the colorful meadow at the apex of the trial are those last, proud shoots that sometimes sprout from the denuded scalp.

Lest the analogy trouble you, this is a remarkable place (as bald men are often remarkable people). A thoughtfully placed bench in the shade of some ponderosa pines is a perfect spot for contemplation."

Bald Mountain Scenic Area Reviews

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Very easy trail, and with good views. Can do trail within 45 minutes easily. As said elsewhere, great trail to take the kids on.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 to 1.5 hours
Boulder County, USGS
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Oct 2018