Elevation: 6,450 ft
GPS: 39.972, -105.288 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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87°F - 63°F 31°C - 17°C
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81°F - 56°F 27°C - 13°C
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74°F - 56°F 23°C - 13°C
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79°F - 59°F 26°C - 15°C
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Description

This is a good quality rock with quiet and pleasant surroundings. It is a short hike from NCAR. It doesn't get too much sun in the winter, since it's obscured by the canyon ridges.

Getting There

From US 36, turn West on to Table Mesa. Drive all the way to the end of this road to the NCAR parking lot. Now take the "NCAR Trail" along the nature walk along the rim of the hill. Look for a trail that cuts left and down the hill to a saddle. Ascend some switchbacks. Follow this trail to the water tower and continue left of the tower down to the Mesa Trail. Here, you will come to a junction with a Boulder Mountain Parks info/map board.

From here, there a couple options:

1) Take the Mesa Trail to the South until you hit Bear Canyon. Follow this trail up the hill to the South, and then go up the canyon on the South side of the creek. This can be scratchy due to vegetation.

2) You can go South on the Mesa Trail to gain the road by the power line further south where the road intersects the trail. Hike the road, and then descend from the road to the base of the formation on a faint trail.

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