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NCAR - Bear Canyon Trail

Intermediate
 3.3 (4)

Wide singletrack heading straight up to the Shanahan Ridge trails.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

90%

Runnable

6,069' 1,850 m

High

5,656' 1,724 m

Low

413' 126 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

This trail officially starts at the base of NCAR and heads south, past the Bear Canyon Trailhead. Once past the connector trail, NCAR - Bear Canyon Trail begins to climb up Bear Canyon.

Follow this wide singletrack as it winds past the NCAR - Bear Connector trail on your right and follows Bear Canyon Creek on your left. Once you're past the connector, you'll be in Bear Canyon proper - as Shanahan Ridge rises to the south, and NCAR rises to the north.

This trail terminates at an intersection with the Mesa Trail.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 4 votes

#3

in NCAR

#24579

Overall
  3.3 from 4 votes
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Trail Rankings

#3

in NCAR

#2,013

in Colorado

#24,579

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The Mesa Trail overlooking NCAR and the valley below. Dogs are allowed off leash if they have their Blue tags
Apr 13, 2015 near Boulder, CO
A nice trail into the Boulder foothills.
Apr 8, 2017 near Boulder, CO
Bear Peak wasn't named randomly. Mama and 2 cubs on the route today.
Aug 7, 2017 near Boulder, CO

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