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Flatirons

Boulder Mountain Park, Boulder, CO 80302
303-678-6200
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Nice hike but prefer to be farther away from civilization

I had not adjusted to the altitude yet so this hike was a little more difficult than I liked. I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
8675309bergman
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Wichita, Kansas
Great Hike and Outdoor Time

Our hikes are limited by physical problems, but we gave this one a try. Even if you are not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
NTSU1975
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Georgetown, Texas
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  • Average1%
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Boulder Mountain Park, Boulder, CO 80302
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Reviewed yesterday

I had not adjusted to the altitude yet so this hike was a little more difficult than I liked. I prefer RMNP better because when I look down I want to see lakes and not the city but it was easy to access from the...More

Thank 8675309bergman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our hikes are limited by physical problems, but we gave this one a try. Even if you are not climbing to the top, there is still a challenge and a beautiful sight to be seen. I have noticed some reviews have mentioned ways not to...More

Thank NTSU1975
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievable. Just beautiful. I have run there several times. The beauty is unparalleled. Routes very well marked and well set up. Many deer and other animals.

Thank Sixonthego_50
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a moderate hike, but it's worth the effort. The trail is well marked in most locations. There are enough people on the trail, even on a weeknight, that you can get an assist if needed along the way.

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked up to the the 2nd flatiron (the middle one in the pic). Took the main most direct trail and this took us just over 2 hours round trip. Great views from the top and along the way. The climb is somewhat strenuous, least on...More

Thank TheeJAS
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Boulder, CO in September and were so impressed with the beauty of this area that is perfect for people who love the outdoors. We began our visit by hiking the Flatirons Vista Trail, which revealed spectacular 180 degree views of...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beware of the crowding on weekends and parking is no longer free in the adjacent neighborhood due to the overwhelming popularity. There is a shuttle service available.

Thank SouthLava
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday, my son and I hiked to the 1st and 2nd Flatiron. It’s almost a 2 mile ascent. Be prepared to take many breaks of your are not acclimated to the elevation. It’s also straight up. I saw many levels of fitness doing this hike....More

Thank Joy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If visiting Flatirons, park in the Chatauqua parking lot. IT'S FREE!! There is a restroom , ranger house, and water station for people and pets. The trail-head going to Flatirons 1,2 and 3 is well maintained. Plan on 45min or more one way to get...More

3  Thank bhittle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While strenuous for us retired folk, completing this hike was a challenge we couldn't pass up. What a great view.

Thank Gloria F
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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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Theunemployedbaker
30 July 2015|
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Response from Ebo293 | Reviewed this property |
The main trails start at Chautauqua on the south end of town. I'm not sure how close a city bus can get you there but you would take Broadway south to 9th street and head west on 9th. You'd run right into it. It's only... More
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