Bear Peak Canyon Loop Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.
Along a lonely canyon to a ridge leading to a peak This hike starts at the NCAR parking lot. Head west to the Mesa trail then south. At the Bear Peak canyon trail junction head west. This canyon takes you to the bear peak west ridge trail leading to the peak. After a break, head north down fern canyon trail until it curves and reaches the mesa trail, then continue back to the start of your venture.
was closed when we went april 2017-- check bearcanyon.org for closure info
this trail seems to be closed currently.
Awesome trail. I visited Boulder in August. Varied terrain and scenery all the way to the scramble and climb to the top. A great way to take in the range of trails and scenes over Boulder. Views of the continental divide from the top. Start early to avoid the heat through the exposed sections on the way up on a warm day. Loved this trail!