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Gregory Canyon Trailhead

Gregory Canyon Trailhead

LOCATION

Turn south from Baseline Road onto Gregory Canyon Trailhead access road. The turnoff is west of the Chautauqua Meadow and east of where Baseline Road becomes Flagstaff Mountain Road and goes up Flagstaff Mountain.

Please check for Trail & Area Closures.

Or view the interactive trail map (includes trail closures) and the interactive wildlife closures map

You are responsible for knowing and complying with all closures and OSMP rules & regulations.

PARKING

Parking lot at trailhead and parking fee.

TRAILS

View Gregory Canyon Area Trail Map pdf

Gregory Canyon (1.1 mi; 900 ft.) goes west past the junction of the Saddle Rock Trail, crosses a ridge with spectacular outcrops and views.  It then climbs to a saddle and drops into a drainage to end at a dirt road leading up to Realization Point.

Saddle Rock (1.3 mi; 1,400 ft.) branches south off the Gregory Canyon Trail, crosses a bridge and climbs to the junction of the upper end of Amphitheater Trail. Climbs steeply to Saddle Rock, a spectacular overlook worth a detour. The trail continues past Saddle Rock to end at E.M. Greenman Trail.
5/24 Update - Saddle Rock Trail now has a ladder: OSMP crews had to rebuild the trail in locations where floodwater removed large sections of earth. Department crews also installed a ladder in a steep, flood-damaged section of trail. Visitors need to exercise caution while on the ladder. OSMP also advises that visitors should not allow their dogs to attempt to negotiate the ladder.

Bluebell-Baird (0.7 mi; 340 ft.) branches southeast off the Amphitheater Trail and climbs a ridge, then follows the ridge south past the Chautauqua and Bluebell Mesa Trails to end at the Bluebell Road just behind the Bluebell Shelter.

Amphitheater (0.4 mi; 540 ft.) crosses a bridge and goes up a draw past the junction with Bluebell-Baird Trail. It then follows a draw steeply up past Gregory Amphitheater, a little bay in the rocks where you often see rock climbers. The trail ends at Saddle Rock Trail.

Flagstaff (moderate/strenuous) (1.5 mi; 1,120ft.) starts where Baseline Road turns into Flagstaff Road and the trail follows up to Panorama Point and up to Flagstaff Summit.

Crown Rock (0.5 mi; 400 ft.) starts from the Gregory Canyon Trail and goes north to join Flagstaff Road at the Crown Rocks bouldering area.

RESTROOMS

Restroom facilities at trailhead.

PICNIC FACILITIES

Picnic facilities.

BIKE REGULATIONS

Bicycles are not allowed on trails in this area.

DOG REGULATIONS

Gregory Canyon Area Dog Regulations Map

Learn about bringing your dog to OSMP. All dogs must be leashed in the Trailhead Leash Area. Beyond the trailhead, dog control requirements vary from trail to trail, so carefully watch for dog regulation signs at trailheads and trail intersections. On most OSMP trails in this area, dogs must be on a hand-held leash at all times unless they meet the voice and sight control standard and display a City of Boulder Voice and Sight tag. Dog excrement removal is required by law.

HORSE REGULATIONS

Horses are allowed on most trails. On-trail riding is encouraged to protect rare plants and wildlife habitat. Learn more about riding your horse on OSMP.

WILDLIFE

Black bears and mountain lions inhabit this area. Many other wildlife species are common including birds of prey, mule deer and coyotes. White-tailed and mule deer are common. Red-tailed hawks, foxes and coyotes are sometimes seen.

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