Bear Peak (Boulder County, Colorado)

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Bear Peak
Bear Peak, Boulder July 2016 2.jpg
Bear Peak viewed from the NCAR Trail
Highest point
Elevation 8,459 ft (2,578 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 281 ft (86 m) [3]
Isolation 0.50 mi (0.80 km) [3]
Coordinates 39°57′37″N105°17′43″W / 39.9602547°N 105.2951657°W / 39.9602547; -105.2951657 Coordinates: 39°57′37″N105°17′43″W / 39.9602547°N 105.2951657°W / 39.9602547; -105.2951657 [1]
Geography
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Bear Peak
Location Boulder County, Colorado, U.S. [4]
Parent range Front Range [3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Eldorado Springs, Colorado [1]
Climbing
Easiest route hike

Bear Peak is a mountain summit in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 8,459-foot (2,578 m) peak is located in Boulder Mountain Park, 5.2 miles (8.3 km) south-southwest (bearing 206°) of downtown Boulder in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

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Mountain

Bear Peak is generally considered to be at the southern end of Boulder's Flatirons range, rock formations on the westernmost part of the city. The hike to the top of Bear Peak is a popular activity. In addition to hiking, Bear Peak has at least three rock climbing formations directly adjacent — The Slab, The Goose, and Seal Rock. These formations have rock climbs ranging from 5.2 (easy) to 5.13 (quite difficult). On June 26, 2012, the Flagstaff Fire erupted and burned an upper section of Bear Peak. Some homes in south Boulder were evacuated but no structures were lost in the blaze. [8] The Flagstaff Fire was part of a busy 2012 fire season for Colorado.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "BOULDER RESET". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved October 19, 2014.Note: The summit of Bear Peak is +1.22 m (+4.0 ft) higher than NGS station BOULDER RESET.
  2. 1 2 The elevation of Bear Peak includes an adjustment of +1.121 m (+3.68 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Bear Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  4. 1 2 "Bear Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  5. http://www.summitpost.org/bear-peak/151499
  6. http://www.totalboulder.com/resources/42.html
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2004-02-24. Retrieved 2013-02-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-xpm-2012-jun-27-la-na-nn-boulder-colorado-fire-20120627-story.html