Boulder, CO: Boulder Skyline

Bag three peaks and bird's-eye views of Boulder on this tour of the Flatirons. Bring a few extra energy bars: This out-and-back gains 5,000 feet in 11 miles.
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Bag three peaks and bird's-eye views of Boulder on this tour of the Flatirons. Bring a few extra energy bars: This out-and-back gains 5,000 feet in 11 miles.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.3

Waypoints

BST001

Location: 39.9970550537109, -105.308982849121

Head S down dirt road; go R through gate @ Y

BST002

Location: 39.9958839416504, -105.30827331543

R @ 3-way junction with Long Canyon Trail

BST003

Location: 39.993579864502, -105.308158874512

L @ Y onto Ranger Trail; old stone cabin with picnic benches

BST004

Location: 39.990234375, -105.305183410645

R @ Y on Ranger Trail at junction with Greenman Trail

BST005

Location: 39.9857063293457, -105.304061889648

First views of Boulder from open ridge

BST006

Location: 39.9828872680664, -105.303848266602

L @ 4-way; climb sharply to Green Mtn. summit

BST007

Location: 39.9821739196777, -105.301483154297

Views of Longs Peak and 20 other giants from Green Mtn(8,053 ft.); check out peak finder atop summit log cairn; return to 4-way (waypoint 6), go L onto Green Bear Trail

BST008

Location: 39.9742431640625, -105.307884216309

R @ 3-way onto Bear Peak West Ridge Trail; only water on route

BST009

Location: 39.960277557373, -105.295143127441

L @ T for short, steep climb to Bear Peak

BST010

Location: 39.9608535766602, -105.294586181641

Summit of Bear Peak (8,461 ft.); views of Denver and Rocky Mtn. NP; return to waypoint 9, go L

BST011

Location: 39.956729888916, -105.297203063965

Straight @ 3-way junction with Shadow Canyon Trail

BST012

Location: 39.9535789489746, -105.299247741699

South Boulder Peak (8,549 ft.); most dramatic and quietest summit; lots of raspberries; retrace route to car