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Bluebell-Baird Trail

Intermediate
 3.4 (5)

A connector trail at the base of the Flatirons.


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0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

80%

Runnable

6,152' 1,875 m

High

5,849' 1,783 m

Low

305' 93 m

Up

51' 16 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail offers connectivity to various trails between Amphitheater Trail at the north end of the park and Bluebell Road at the south end.

From the Amphitheater Trail, this trail climbs steeply to an intersection with Ski Jump Trail. From that junction, the grade mellows noticeably. About half a mile in, you'll come to a four-way intersection with Chautauqua Trail and the Flatirons Loop Trail. From here, the trail descends gradually through the forest to a junction with Bluebell Mesa and Bluebell Road shortly thereafter. The majority of this trail is shaded, making it a good mid-summer choice.

Historical note: this trail was named after Dr. William Baird who donated much of the land surrounding this trail to the City of Boulder in 1908.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith

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  3.4 from 5 votes

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First snow of the year in the Flatirons.
Sep 22, 2016 near Boulder, CO
Good running conditions along the Bluebell Mesa Trail
Jun 29, 2015 near Boulder, CO
The second Flatiron.
Feb 9, 2015 near Boulder, CO
As of 2015, the stream crossing is still washed out from the 2013 flood.
Jun 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO
The rocky start to the Amphitheater Trail
Jun 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO
One of several views north through the trees
Jun 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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