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 is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
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.
Great hike! Brutal elev gain in the second half, but worth every step. We took dogs up and they did great. Very rocky and steep at the summit. Didn't need any kind of extra footwear...crampons, yak traks or anything. Have a great hike!
I climbed this and I liked climbing it so you should too. Or don't, whatever.
Micro spikes would have been useful near the top
Great view at the top! Took us 4 and 1/2 hrs round trip.
Tough at the end but views are worth it!