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
2982 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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It is definitely harder than I had anticipated, but worth it.

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19 days ago

I kept thinking I was at the top, but its so hard to tell with all of the fake summits. Once you do reach the top, you get an awesome panorama view which made this hard-earned view well worth it!

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27 days ago

The first half was great going on the Westridge trail - amazing views! Going down on the other side of the loop towards Fern Canyon was much more difficult and pretty taxing on the body. Overall a great workout and rewarding 360 views at the top!

A great local hike that will really get your heart pumping and will deliver gorgeous views at the top.

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Amazing hike!

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3 months ago

was closed when we went april 2017-- check bearcanyon.org for closure info

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