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Date Wednesday  5/29/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Bear and South Boulder Peak
Start Time 7:45 AM
Status Complete
Leader Ken Yaphe
Member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification  C
Trail Mileage 8.5
Elevation Gain 3500
Driving Distance 16


East NCAR Parking Lot (in back of lot) in Boulder. 1850 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder, CO 80305. Hike departs from the parking lot.

For more info Contact

Ken Yaphe 720-985-9103

Eric Killian 720-608-4608


We will stretch our legs in the morning by hiking past

NCAR, to the water tower and to the base of Fern Canyon. From the Canyon it’s mostly uphill for the rest

our day. If it drizzles, the Canyon will keep us mostly dry and we’ll have a decision to make when we

approach the summits based on weather. If weather holds out, we intend to summit Bear Peak and then

South Boulder Peak before returning via Shadow Canyon and back to the Mesa Trail and ultimately


Attendees need the 10 essentials, adequate clothing for expected weather conditions, including rain gear

and a lunch.

While the pace will be moderate, there is a lot of elevation gain and two summits for this front range hike.

We will take occasional breaks so as to stay together and to still enjoy the day. We expect the hike to

take 5-7 hours.

No dogs please.


The city of Boulder’s trailhead information can be found here:


Caltopo Map:



Fern Canyon

Bear Peak