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Flatirons

Boulder Mountain Park, Boulder, CO 80302
+1 303-678-6200
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Great way to spend day trip from Denver

Must see and do when you're in Boulder. We did a day trip from Denver to Boulder and it only takes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Danny R
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Detroit, Michigan
Fascinating geology

We were driving to Boulder when we saw the Flatirons. We were fascinated by them, so stopped to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
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“royal arch” (43 reviews)
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Boulder Mountain Park, Boulder, CO 80302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Must see and do when you're in Boulder. We did a day trip from Denver to Boulder and it only takes about 40min. Do the great hike, then spend rest of your day in downtown Boulder. The Flatirons are beautiful and most people will be...More

3  Thank Danny R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving to Boulder when we saw the Flatirons. We were fascinated by them, so stopped to look at them. They are very dramatic - created by seismic uplifting and subsequent erosion. They definitely can make you stop and look. It is one of...More

1  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a detour to Boulder as we had a late flight out of Denver. We really didn't spend much time here - maybe an hour. Glad we came and got to see it. Lots of hiking if you had time for it - which...More

1  Thank Denrah5
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a cool view at the top of this trail. we went completely unprepaired as we did not intent on hiking and we managed just fine. Not too strenuious and the views are very rewarding.

2  Thank ClaireKing92
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These flatirons offer an amazing view. Chataqua Park is a great way to see them and hike. Great uphill excercise

3  Thank Spartacus X
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are an amazing geologic treasure. As senior citizens, our hiking days are way past us, but you can drive a very scenic route on highway 287 that will give you breathtaking views of the scenery and Boulder.

5  Thank MaryElle
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We arrived in Boulder and our first adventure was the hike up from Chattauqua and the Rangers cottage to the flatirons. It was a good hike with some challenging climbing/hiking over rocks but magnificent views and more than adequate places to rest along the way...More

2  Thank BerylSkog
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

One can see immediately how appropriately named these mountains are....they are incredibly beautiful. Although it is possible, I suppose, to glimpse them from a car, you really need to hike up the trails to appreciate them.

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

My gps kept taking me to neighborhoods so I only saw the flat irons from the road. I was cool but really could’ve used signs to get to the park. Had a great drive around Boulder anyway.

2  Thank Deanna K
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Right in Boulder, great exercise. Be ready to get your heart rate up if you just flew in from no altitude. Very challenging (people I was with are very fit and fast) and convenient location.

Thank EJG4
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Clayton S
14 November 2017|
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Response from garlicmike | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking that's free if you want to start your walk earlier. Talk to the ranger/docent at the visitor center. He or she will advise. There are definitely flat trails in the meadows that are very pleasant... More
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Gabriel A
19 August 2017|
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Response from RAMBO | Reviewed this property |
There is camping west of Boulder between Nederland and Rocky Mountain. If camp rustically be careful the bears are on the prowl. It is said "that what doesnt kill ya only makes you stronger.....Except bears. .....Bears will... More
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Xcitrol
1 October 2016|
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Response from Michael E | Reviewed this property |
We were there much later than April when the weather was very warm and all the walks were available. Looking at the answers from other contributors it could be a problem or you may strike lucky. Sorry can't be helpful.
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