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Nice hike - summer type (66 deg in the city) weather in January. Hiked both Bear and S Boulder Peaks without microspikes - unusual for Jan.

off road driving
1 day ago

I have a previous review but I went back and redid the trail. I'd say I was probably angry this wasn't rated easy, and I'm not sure if i did the whole thing last time. I have a full video up if you'd like to take a look:


07 ranger manual
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

Fun little hike with great views. A great place to go if you don’t have much time but want to see a good view of ranges.

Thoroughly enjoyed this. We went on a Wednesday morning, so there wasn’t much traffic. A nice and pleasant up and down loop with a few switchbacks, some big rocks, lots of trees, a ladder, and snow. Yes a ladder. And being a dork, I was so excited there was a ladder in the middle of a trail, YAY LADDER! Beautiful snow was throughout the entire trail. In hind site I should’ve grabbed my yaktrax that I decided at the last second I wouldn’t need...but totally do able in the packed snow without them. Would love to do again this spring or summer!

So fun! Even in the snow!

4 days ago

Nice trails for a half day or full day. Full of hikers everywhere, not very scenic but beautiful, nice to do with friends and family.

This was a great hike. Although steep in sections, this is more of a hard moderate than as hard hike on a good day. It was a clear day with no trail ice when we climbed it two days ago but the snow falling today.

Easy and beautiful views of flatirons. We got to the trailhead by 10am today(Sunday 50 degree), parking lot is full and lucky we got a spot after a car leave. The other side of the parking lot is for horse trailer parking, by 12 noon after we finished hiking, cars also parking there.
$5 fee for non Boulder residents. Some parts of the trails are narrow and shared with other hikers, trail runners and bikers.
We saw a coyote today!
The trails are dry and windy today.

5 days ago

Really nice hike with a short climb up to the cave! Lots of trails around that area, so could be a fun place to spend the day and hike around and explore.

5 days ago

Great hike - beautiful arch. The trail was pretty quiet for a Sunday and I didn’t see many people which was a plus. Icy in some parts, but fit for adventurers and hikers with spikes.

5 days ago

Great hike to get ready for the spring season. Has some elevation, but not too bad. Very little snow/ice right now.

off road driving
5 days ago

Great beginner trail. Would rate as easy. Had areas on the edges of the trail with obstacles to tackle.

6 days ago

Trail was relatively clean, but had patches of snow/ice. Have to scramble on rock ledges to reach summit. Great views.

6 days ago

Not the greatest destination. It a hike in the woods is always good!

This hike is no joke. The elevation gain is intense. Having hiking poles did help. The scrambling and bouldering at the top had me a bit scared. The views at the top are amazing. As hard or harder than some 14ers I’ve done.

6 days ago

Great day hike. Started around 8am, trail was mildly icy in a few spots. Nothing bad, didn’t use traction. Shadow Canyon trail is a little hard to follow in the rockier parts but not too hard to get back on track. Great views!

Great hike! The last push is incredible

Very fun (very busy) little hike - we linked it to the Ski Jump trail which was fun and avoided some of the crowds.

6 days ago

Great workout! Great trail and views!!

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