Staunton SP

Staunton SP

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bald Mountain Scenic Area















Bald Mountain Scenic Area
Pines to Peak Loop, Boulder County Open Space

Date Hiked: July 3, 2013

Distance: 1.4 mi (RT)

Elevation Gain: 250 ft

Bald Mountain Scenic Area Website (Boulder County OS)
Bald Mountain Scenic Area Trail Map (Boulder County OS)
Bald Mountain Scenic Area Trail Map (Google Maps)

Directions:  From Boulder, head west on Mapleton Ave, this becomes Sunshine Canyon Drive.  Follow Sunshine Canyon Drive until you see the parking area and trailhead on the left.

This small open space park provides a pleasant, short, easy hike with great views.  This is a great hike for kids.  The trail switchbacks up bald mountain and traverses (mostly) through open meadows and an area struck by wildfire but recovering nicely.  The view of the Indian Peaks from the summit makes for a great destination and a nice place to relax.












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