Mid Week Hike - Mallory Cave and Beyond

Go see Mallory Cave, then take the trail to the ridge above.

Because of the recent snows and temperature please have traction control devices. Also bring some water.

Mallory Cave (0.5 mi; 740 ft.) starts at the junction of Mesa Trail and NCAR Trail. The trail climbs to a large rock outcrop, goes around its southern face and up behind it to the north. Then climbs and scrambles up a solid rock notch to end at Mallory Cave.

Bear Canyon (1.7 mi; 940 ft.) starts at the Mesa Trail about 0.7 mi. south of the NCAR and Mesa Trails junction. Follows Bear Creek west to end at the junction of the Green Bear and the Bear Peak West Ridge Trails.

Trail Map is attached

http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&id=3018&Itemid=1035

Hike is approx. 4 miles round trip with an easy trail around NCAR to a moderate strenuous trail to Mallory Cave. A slight climb will bring you Mallory Cave. After that we will head up to the ridge for great views. A rough estimate is 3.5 hours.

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  • Veronique T.

    Hey Dave are u still going?

    March 13, 2013

  • Rita

    Something came up -- I don't have enough time this morning. See you next time!

    March 13, 2013

  • Rita

    Where, exactly are we meeting?

    March 12, 2013

    • "Meetup Dave" E.

      Take Broadway south to Table Mesa, turn right, follow the road to Lehigh, Lehigh has school crossing signs. Turn Left on Lehigh, take first right (which is Bear Mountain Drive). go a little past Wildwoods, about a mile or less, trail head is on the right, you can park on the street. You can also click on the map above.

      March 12, 2013

  • Joe T.

    Im gonna have to back out, duty calls, working my day off now.

    March 12, 2013

  • Jessica

    Hi there, I would love to join you guys. Anyone driving past Arapahoe and 40's I can catch a ride with? That would be great!

    March 11, 2013

    • "Meetup Dave" E.

      Let me know if your planning on attending.

      March 12, 2013

    • Jessica

      Hey Dave, Thank you so much! I was going to go just until I got a puncture in my boot. I'm going to have to get a new pair of boots to keep me nice n dry before going on a hike in the snow. I really appreciate it and hope I can reschedule on that offer in the timing is right. I hope you all enjoy your hike and hope to meet you all at the next one!

      March 12, 2013

  • "Meetup Dave" E.

    Just as an update, we will not be hiking up to the gate.

    March 12, 2013

  • Joe T.

    I think ill probably come out, so you know the cave is actually closed. At the rock wall you have to climb is as far as you are supposed to go. There are no physical barriers but a sign saying its a $100 fine to go up there. So you want tomeet at the bear canyon trailhead? Or would by ncar or one of the other parking areas be a better place to meet.

    March 12, 2013

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