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Amphitheater Trail

Beginning Elevation: 5,790 Feet (1804.9 Meters) Gregory Canyon Trailhead
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain, One-way: 540 Feet (168.3 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 6,300 Feet (1963.8 Meters) Junction with Saddle Rock Trail
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length, One-way: .4 Miles (0.67 Kilometers)
Other Maps: City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks: Trails in the Boulder Valley
Usage: Heavy Please stay on the trail to avoid further impact.
USGS Map: Eldorado Springs Quadrangle 7.5 Minute Series
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle

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General Description

Amphitheater Trail begins at the Gregory Canyon Trailhead
Copyright: Amy Pyle - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Amphitheater Trail begins at the Gregory Canyon Trailhead
The Amphitheater Trail leads southwest .4 miles from the Gregory Canyon Trailhead to connect with the Saddle Rock Trail. This trail is short but steep (gaining 540 feet) and rocky. A short loop hike can be made by turning right on to the Saddle Rock Trail and heading back to the Gregory Canyon Trailhead.

Directions from Highway 36: Take the Baseline Road exit and travel west toward the mountains. Follow Baseline Road 1.5 miles passed the entrance for Chautaugua Park to the Gregory Canyon Trailhead. Turn left into the parking lot on a dirt road. A parking fee is charged at this trailhead for vehicles not registered in Boulder County or not displaying a Boulder Resident Permit. Permits can be obtained at the trailhead or at the Chautaugua Park Rangers Cottage.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Amphitheater Trail
ICON Bird Identification Amphitheater Trail
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ICON Viewing Scenery Amphitheater Trail

Related Activities
Bluebell-Baird Trail - Bluebell-Baird Trail crosses beneath the first Flatiron and connects the Chautaugua Trail to the Gregory Canyon Trailhead.

Chautaugua Trail - This is a short, easy trail that leads toward the Flatirons from the Chautaugua Park Trailhead.

Gregory Canyon Trailhead - Gregory Canyon Trailhead lies at the base of Flagstaff Mountain west of the Chautaugua Park Rangers' Cottage.


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