Yesterday, LT, a friend of mine and her son set out to do Bear Peak. I was honestly questioning the reviews that this was "steep, challenging, long" etc. It was in Boulder after all, how hard could it be? We left Denver at 7 and returned at 4 PM. We took few breaks despite the incredibly hot weather and the challenging terrain. It was long, hot, beautiful, steep, challenging and a huge accomplishment for these two boys and for us!