Green Mountain Loop is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
A popular peak hike providing views of the Indian Peaks and Boulder There is a map at the trailhead. Head up Bluebell trail to Gregory canyon trailhead (there is a fee to park here). From here either way is fun, but clockwise is a little harder. Travel up Gregory canyon to the cabin with outhouses. From there take the trail up the north ridge to the peak. Enjoy the views on a clear day and head down when ready. For an extra workout, go back on Bluebell, otherwise head down the baseline trail to the trailhead.
Spikes highly suggested, views from the top are amazing, get ready for a lot of steps
Had a great time hiking to the summit of Green Mountain, had plenty of motivation from fellow hikers, and dogs, to make it to the top. Needed a nap afterwards but worth it!
Pretty views up top! Lots of rocks and scrambling. Make sure to bring plenty of water; it is straight up!
We hiked it clockwise as we prefer to go up the more steep route and come down the easier route. The Amphitheater trail is quite steep and a lung burner. There is one point on the trail where the trail was washed out several years ago and they have installed a metal ladder that you need to climb. So going this route is probably not good if you have dogs with you. I don't think they could scramble up this one area. It took us 3 hours for the loop and the gps indicated we went 6.3 miles. Our fitbits showed approximately 250 flights of stairs or roughly 2500 feet elevation gain.
Nice loop hike, can be started from Gregory Canyon our Chautauqua. I took the Amphitheatre trail from Gregory Canyon which is about a Mike shorter because there was no parking at Chautauqua.
Nice hike, demanding, nice break about 2/3 of the way then demanding again.
Crowded at the top, kind of surprising for a Tuesday afternoon on November.
Great trails!! Love hiking here!!
love the hiking here!! Great trails!!
Rock climbing, scrambling, lots of boulders going down.
Awesome hike! Definitely a straight up climb if you go clockwise around the loop. Beautiful adventure through the more forested areas and great views of all of Boulder. A+!