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Great for a night hike!

Challenging hike with gorgeous views. Make sure to study the map to know the individual trail names making up the loop if you don't know the area.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy quick hike

hiking
3 days ago

I LOVE this trail. Today I started with the Amphitheater trail, like always. It seems to me to be a little more challenging than the Gregory Canyon assent, although it's tough too. This trail is a nice way to get a workout without altitude. A good bit of it is steep and rocky. There are great views all the way up, as well as from the top. Much of it is wooded, so it's not too bad in warm weather, although I suggest you start early anyway.

Great, beautiful hike! Do the steep part first (enter the loop at the downhill leg of the trail). Dogs loved it. Wear good hiking shoes because the first part of the trail is steep and very rocky and the last part of the trail is loose sand and gravel (gradual decline). The first half of the loop is definitely challenging but so worth it when you reach the top because the views are amazing! Enjoy God's beautiful creation, be safe and have fun!

on Red Rocks Trail

hiking
4 days ago

Awesome trail with breathtaking views of Boulder and Denver!

Pretty rough, really steep, but totally worth it. If you take Mesa Trail to Fern Trail, it will take you up to Bear Peak, approx 3/4hrs round trip. If you stay to the right at the crossroads and take Bear Canyon Trail it will take you all the way around, and it's much longer, I'd guess double in length. In my opinion climbing the peak on the back side is more difficult, it's a steeper climb up - on jagged rocks, and it's completely exposed to the sun. Aside from that It's a pretty moderate and beautiful hike through the woods prior to the summit climb. But as you should with any adventure, be prepared with the essentials, right shoes, snacks/lunch, and lots of friggen water - either direction you go!

Out for a run? Head to the end of Pearl St.
Quick easy hike/run up to the Red Rocks.
Or a light walk/hike with your partner, great views of Boulder.