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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)
Prominence 281 ft (86 m)
Isolation 0.50 mi (0.80 km)
Bear Peak is located in Colorado
Bear Peak
Bear Peak
Location in Colorado
Location Boulder County, Colorado, U.S.
Parent range Front Range
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Eldorado Springs, Colorado
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.


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. The Flagstaff Fire was part of a busy 2012 fire season for Colorado.

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