Green Mountain Loop is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
A popular peak hike providing views of the Indian Peaks and Boulder There is a map at the trailhead. Head up Bluebell trail to Gregory canyon trailhead (there is a fee to park here). From here either way is fun, but clockwise is a little harder. Travel up Gregory canyon to the cabin with outhouses. From there take the trail up the north ridge to the peak. Enjoy the views on a clear day and head down when ready. For an extra workout, go back on Bluebell, otherwise head down the baseline trail to the trailhead.
Decent hike. I started going north on the mountain on Gregory Canyon Trail, and ending by coming down the stairs and pass the amphitheater. If I had to do it over again, I would most certainly go up the stairs and hike up the mountain on the shorter part of the route, and end by coming down the mountain with the longer and less steep decent on the northern side, by way of the Gregory Canyon Trail.
Completed about 3 weeks ago while it was still a bit slick. Beautiful hike, good challenge elevation-wise but nothing crazy and certainly worth it for the panoramic views at the top of Boulder and many western slopes. Slipped once in trail runners near the top but was completely avoidable and more on me for clumsiness. Saw plenty of doggos, kids and elderly couples on the way to the top but could definitely still be somewhat difficult for those unaccustomed. Made it up and back hiking in about 2-2.5 hours. Will definitely do again!
Wear spikes! Only half the people I saw today were, and they were sliding all over the place.
A free stair master with a rewarding view!