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NCAR Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 179' 55 m
Descent: -80' -24 m
High: 6,271' 1,911 m
Low: 6,121' 1,866 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

This rolling trail offers splendid views of the Flatirons and the surrounding area.

Tom Robson

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Seasonal dog leash requirement: August 15th - November 1st

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This east-west, rolling trail offers splendid views of the Flatirons and the surrounding Boulder Mountain Park area.

NCAR Trail provides access to the Mesa Trail from NCAR. The section nearest the NCAR building has plaques full of fun weather facts. Stop and read them!

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Jan 30, 2017
Jesse Hermreck

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  3.3 from 3 votes

#3

in NCAR

#18583

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#3

in NCAR

#1,640

in Colorado

#18,583

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920 Since Dec 21, 2014
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Photos

Flatirons looking north.
Jun 23, 2019 near Boulder, CO
Wild sunflowers along the trail. Adding some beauty to my day.
Aug 21, 2018 near Boulder, CO
The hills of South Boulder during a March snow on the NCAR trail
May 21, 2015 near Boulder, CO
NCAR Building
Jan 30, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Flatirons and the impending cloud storm.
Jun 23, 2019 near Boulder, CO

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