Green Mountain Loop

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Chautauqua Park

Green Mountain Loop is a 5.7 mile heavily 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 running and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 5.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,798 feet Route Type: Loop

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Note: If you have a dog the last mile is no dogs allowed so you are required to go long way around. A popular peak hike providing views of the Indian Peaks and Boulder. From Chautauqua take the Meadow Trail to the bridge at the Gregory Canyon Trailhead. (Parking Fees apply on weekends and holidays in the summer). From here either way is fun. Clockwise is a little steeper, but the uphill part is more in the shade and the views are refreshing on the way up. Go up Amphitheater, then upper Saddlerock, then EM Greenman to the peak. Enjoy the views on a clear day and head down the West Ridge Trail, to Ranger, to Gregory Canyon Trail, back to the bridge, then back Baseline Trail to Chautauqua. For an extra workout, go back on Bluebell-Baird, otherwise head down the baseline trail to the trailhead.

hiking
11 hours ago

Challenging for sure - prepare your have wobbly legs. Amazing hike w lots of company along the way. Do not wear sneakers or flops - lots of rocks and a technical trail. Prepare to pay $2.50 an hour for parking on Sat & Sun cause it’s Boulder - and it will take you longer then expected to compete the 6 mile loop.

hiking
2 days ago

Definitely a hard hike! It was also more like 6.7 than 5.7 but we also might’ve not done the exact loop listed. The views were well worth it. I think we started backwards from the arrows on the path listed here but it was great and honestly probably better because going down was a narrower trail so harder to keep our distance from people. Most people were wearing nor had masks to put on and everyone was super friendly. I would recommend going early. The trail is pretty shaded throughout which was super nice! Only not giving it 5 stars because the hike down was pretty steep at points.

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rocky
4 days ago

Trail was great. The first hour and a half is nothing but steep incline so be mentally ready for that. Also if doing this in the snow, you will need shoe spikes. Overall was a great experience. My legs feel like spaghetti but well worth it when you get to the top. This trail is rated hard for a reason and it is hard!

hiking
5 days ago

Hiked 5/26, took just under 3 hours. The elevation gain is no joke! Didn’t see too many people at all which was great. Was 6.7 miles from the parking lot, not 5.7!

hiking
10 days ago

Awesome trail! I’ve done it via the saddle trail head and Gregory to ranger. I’d recommend either direction. Going down saddle can be hard on the knees as it is significantly steeper. Both directions of the loop are pretty awesome! An average hiker could probs knock this out in about 3 hours.

hiking
11 days ago

Awesome as always... mud dried up!

hiking
scramble
11 days ago

Love this trail! Make sure to get there early as the parking is limited but parking in the surrounding neighborhood is always an option (and makes for a good warm-up walk to trailhead). Such a beautiful view at the top- and the map of surrounding mountains is a must-see!! All snow is gone now and no mud in sight!

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scramble
28 days ago

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icy
28 days ago

Great hike. Only icy snow in a few spots. Started at 7am so it wasn’t crowded

hiking
1 month ago

A little bit of snow towards the top, but nothing too bad. I didn’t wear spikes and it was a tad sketchy on the front side but totally doable. Summit was fairly crowded

running
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snow
1 month ago

A few sections was icy and muddy, but it was worth the bumps and bruises. The view was Incredible!

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snow
1 month ago

Awesome hike. Saw two other people. Micro spikes recommended.

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rocky
snow
1 month ago

This trail was so beautiful. I had never been on the Amphitheater which was so gorgeous! There was snow, slush, mud, water running down the trail and ice - quite the mixed bag. I did use my spikes both up and down on the upper half! What pretty Trail:)

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snow
1 month ago

I knew this would be a snowy trek given the forecast yesterday, but holy cow, I trudged through nearly a foot of snow about 2/3s the way to the summit. Didn't need snowshoes nor spikes on the way up, but they came in handy for the way down. Only saw one soul on the way up and 4-5 coming back. Great, fun hike and I bet it would be even more gorgeous when you can see the views. Still spectacular on a wild snowy day. The directions here take you to the main Chautauqua Park trailhead but I would drive to the Gregory Canyon trailhead and park there if you get there early enough. Parking is free for now due to COVID-19.

hiking
1 month ago

As warm as it has been I didn’t think it was necessary to bring my micro spikes and regretted that in several spots. But, it’s a beautiful hike with great views of the Indian Peaks!

hiking
icy
1 month ago

Still icy in places. Microspikes strongly advised. Dry down low.

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snow
1 month ago

Beautiful. If you have a dog the last mile is no dogs allowed so you are required to go long way around FYI. Snowy at the top.

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rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

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