There are trails in the front range for all ages, fitness levels, and interests. This particular hike is considered moderately difficult and pays off by allowing you to summit Green Mountain, which is accessible a few different ways. This trail offers wild flowers, lush forests, and epic mountain views. This is a great trail for those who want to experience various aspects of Boulder's beauty by getting views of Boulder to the east and the Indian Peaks to the west. If you'd like to save some money and support a local company's mission in helping guide mental health outdoors, book through my company, Cairn Outdoor Guides. You can also contact me to discuss other hiking options if this hike isn't quite what you're looking for. You could also download the Cairn Guides app to find other local outdoor experts in your area! Review the "Things to Know" section of my website at www.cairnguides.com if you have questions about what to bring. You can expect to hike anywhere from 3-4 hours as this trail is approximately 4.5 miles round-trip. Duration may vary depending on fitness level and trail conditions. This does require significant physical exercise hiking on sometimes snowy, rocky, and/or slick surfaces. There is also potential to encounter wildlife, such as mule deer, black bears, and/or rattle snakes
After hiking throughout CO for many years, I started my own outdoor guide company, Cairn Outdoor Guides with the goal of helping guide mental health outdoors. We specialize in crafting adventures for people based on their interest and abilities to make the most out of their outdoor adventures in hopes they'll keep engaging in them in the future. Having hiked throughout Colorado for nearly 6 years now, my goal is to show locals and visitors some of the incredible places that Colorado has to offer that require a local's knowledge and isn't something that you would find in a brochure. Additionally, I've spent the majority of my life working with and researching various aspects of mental health, which make my company a big proponent for using exercise and the outdoors to benefit individual's mental and physical health.
Fruit, Granola Bars, Crackers, and/or Cheese
I provide transportation from the meeting location. Please contact me if you have questions regarding transportation. I…
We'll start at Sprouts to verify everyone has the necessary supplies and that they're working properly. Once that's confirmed we will drive together or separate to the trail and begin our adventure. Each day can present unique features such as incredible photo opportunities, wildlife, rock formations, or places to "take it all in". After the hike we'll grab lunch together at a local restaurant and round out the experience with food and drinks.
~2 Liters of Water
There is no such thing as a bad question, ask me anything and everything to ensure that you're prepared for this adventure. This is meant to be stress free and fun! If you have pet allergies let me know ahead of time as these are intended to be dog friendly adventure
Boulder Classic Hike