Sunday, May 2, 2010

South Boulder Peak

South Boulder Peak

Elevation: 8549 ft / 2606 m
Length: 6.5 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 2956 ft
South Boulder Peak is the tallest of the peaks in the "Boulder Range" just west of Boulder Colorado upon which the famous Flatirons lie. It is also the highest of the six major peaks in the Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (from south to north these are: Eldorado, South Boulder, Bear, Green, Flagstaff, and Sanitas). For all this lofty altitude, however, it is visible from only a few places in town; from most angles, the nearly-as-tall and impressively pointy Bear Peak shields it from view. Nor does South Boulder Peak suffer under the profusion of hiking trails and climbing routes that other peaks in the area host and is thus much more lonely and than the neighboring Bear Peak and Green Mountain.


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