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Green Mountain West Ridge

Intermediate
 4.1 (39) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The easiest route to the spectacular summit of Green Mountain.


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3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

89%

Runnable

8,077' 2,462 m

High

7,607' 2,319 m

Low

633' 193 m

Up

634' 193 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

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Runner Notes

This trail is nice and smooth until the final push to the summit, where it gets quite steep and rocky.

Description

By itself, this isn't a great trail, but it's the easiest route to the summit of Green Mountain, which features amazing 360-degree views from Kansas the continental divide. The trail borders private property at first, which distracts from the wilderness, but the trail is pleasant and the views are interesting.

Of note is the back side of Bear Peak, and the large fire that burned there in 2013.

Travel along pretty easy terrain until you reach the last quarter mile that steeply climbs to the summit. From there, return the way you came or make a big loop out of the MANY trails that converge here.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by Charles Danforth and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 39 votes

#1

in Boulder

#339

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  4.1 from 39 votes
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Recommended Route Rankings

#1

in Boulder

#73

in Colorado

#339

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Photos

The "sighting disc" at the top of Green Mountain.  Line up the pins so you know what mountain you're looking at.
May 3, 2015 near Boulder, CO
At the summit
Oct 4, 2021 near Boulder, CO
A pretty forested section of the Green Mountain West Ridge Trail
May 3, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Easy section of Green Mountain West Ridge
May 3, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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Aug 20, 2021
Erin Shea
Mar 29, 2021
Mike S
Snowy, but packed most if the way, minimal postholing. Last 1/4 mile gets a touch sketchy. 4mi — 1h 36m
Jun 9, 2020
Joseph Parks
The description says this trail as 1.4 mi but the trail must have been rerouted because the gpx file from Garmin shows a different 2 mi route. 2mi — 2h 00m
May 5, 2019
Maggie McDermut
2.6mi