Bear Peak via Shanahan Ridge

HARD 77 reviews

Bear Peak via Shanahan Ridge is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2621 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

This hike can be completed year round, though it can be covered in snow after a snowfall. Depending on the time of year, there are creeks and ponds for water.

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7 days ago

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hiking
8 days ago

Great hike. The last 0.5 mile is extremely steep.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Great close hike with an epic summit & great views - you need to be in shape for it

13 days ago

Super steep to the top, beautiful view at the summit, long way down, but it was great :)

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hiking
23 days ago

Did this a few days ago and Loved it.. So peaceful and the views are amazing.

25 days ago

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28 days ago

Fun and challenging trail with some beautiful views and fun scrambles on the way up. Was killed by the swarm of black flies at the summit though. Not sure if it's a seasonal thing, but it was so bad I could only stay at the summit for a minute before having to run down to get away from them.

29 days ago

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