Bear Peak Canyon Loop Trail

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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2690 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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.

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16 days ago

Beautiful but took longer than anticipated. Definitely recommend taking the steep way up, then canyon down. When you get to Bear Canyon/Mesa intersection, go left to Mesa. Big climb but great views

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16 days ago

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18 days ago

Always a favorite! Steep up one side, but a nice mellow trail run down the back!

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29 days ago

1 month ago

Did this trail last July 2016 it’s very difficult especially if your going up through the flat irons but the top is worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with fantastic views.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike with amazing views !

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1 month ago

Well maintained but challenging. Took 4.5 hours under dry conditions, with minimal stoping. Would be a bit treacherous if wet due to traversing a lot of stone, which would be slippery.

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