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    Bear Peak

    • 3633 Eldorado Springs Dr
      Boulder, CO 80303

    With a 8,461-foot summit and views of Longs Peak from its summit, Bear Peak is a legitimate mountain climb (so prepare accordingly), yet it is conveniently accessed right within Boulder’s city limits. There are several access options. This shorter (yet steeper) South Mesa Trailhead option starts off on Mesa Trail and connects with Shadow Canyon South, which is cool, shady and tucked down in a canyon. The final stretch is a scramble to the exposed summit at 8,461 feet. Peak baggers can pop over to the adjacent South Boulder Peak (at 8,549 feet) to get a two-for-one.
    Directions: Use Google Maps for navigation to parking at “South Mesa Trailhead.”

    Hiking Trails
    • Estimated Time: 2-4 hours:
    • Difficulty: Advanced:
    • Dogs Allowed (on leash):
    • Parking Fee:
    • Distance: 7.7 miles
    • Estimated Time: 2-4 Hours
    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Great for Winter: