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NCAR Trail

Intermediate
 3.4 (7)

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


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

83%

Runnable

6,271' 1,911 m

High

6,121' 1,866 m

Low

179' 55 m

Up

80' 24 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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

Description

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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Shared By:

Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 7 votes

#2

in NCAR

#22309

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  3.4 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in NCAR

#1,783

in Colorado

#22,309

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1,880 Since Dec 21, 2014
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Photos

NCAR Trail in the fall.
Nov 25, 2020 near Boulder, CO
Flatirons looking north.
Jun 23, 2019 near Boulder, CO
View north towards Ncar Rd from the NCAR Trail
Nov 25, 2020 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

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