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Boy Scout

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Access some excellent views of the Indian Peaks at May's Point from this trail.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

6,865' 2,092 m

High

6,765' 2,062 m

Low

139' 42 m

Up

124' 38 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Boy Scout begins and ends at the Sunrise Amphitheater and heads west through Douglas-fir forest, providing good views of Boulder Canyon. The trail gradually rises and falls to May's Point for an excellent view of the Indian Peaks. Return back to the parking lot at the west end of Flagstaff Summit via Boy Scout Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Black bears and mountain lions inhabit this area. Many other wildlife species are common including songbirds, birds of prey, mule deer, red foxes, and coyotes.

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Tom Robson

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Photos

DMA with some deer
Jan 27, 2021 near Boulder, CO
Boulder panorama from the Boy Scout Trail
May 2, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Wildflowers along the Artist Point Trail
Jun 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Scary views of the Fourmile Fire of September 2010.
May 5, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Summit of Flagstaff Mountain
Nov 11, 2019 near Boulder, CO
Distant views of the continental divide from Artist Point
Jun 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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May 30, 2022
Andrew Kemp
Sep 20, 2021
Byron Alan
Made a loop from the parking lot at the FLAGSTAFF NATURE CENTER and added the short hike up to MAY'S POINT to take photos. 1.2mi — 0h 35m
May 14, 2021
Cynthia B.
Nov 3, 2019
Paul Popovitch
Aug 25, 2018
Heather Lee
Jun 10, 2017
Jasper S
Jun 1, 2017
Chris Cozzi