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Flagstaff Mountain

Boulder, CO
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Ranked #7 of 45 Attractions in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, State Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: Located close to downtown Boulder, this mountain offers climbing and hiking trails with sweeping...
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Type: Mountains, State Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: Located close to downtown Boulder, this mountain offers climbing and hiking trails with sweeping views of the city.

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Oak Park, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After seeing the Flatirons, drive up the hill a bit and stop at the Flagstaff Summit. An easy drive or hike to the top. Stop, take a dip breath and enjoy the view. Restrooms available up top along with a outdoor amphitheater and a breathtaking view. Great place to overlook Boulder.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Love that it's halfway up the Flatirons with a fab view of the Boulder Valley. Be aware, it isn't cheap, which is why I only go there for special occasions (like our 25th anniversary). If you tell them, they'll do some kind of special something for you, like they made us a special dessert. Oh, the food is pretty darned... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a gruelling ride on a bike or a lovely drive in a car, with a short walk at the top. It is highly worth the visit. There are quite magic picnic tables right at the top with views across the Rockies or overlooking Denver. A must do for any trip to Boulder.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The views are stunning and many paths are wheelchair accessible. Pictures here make it easy for a person to look like a pro. Nice folks along the trail in a friendly community.

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Boulder, Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Take a trek to the Boulder Star during the holidays or simply drive up to take in the view of the city at night or the sunrise.

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Geneseo, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a great place to drive up to when visiting Boulder. It's a short drive, but gets you to some great hiking trails and wonderful views of Boulder Valley. If you are time constrained and have people visiting Boulder for the first time, this is a wonderful place to take them. Be sure to take them to the amphitheater... More 

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Didn't have time for a major hike in the Rockies, so we did a quick visit to Flagstaff. Some beautiful short hikes on the way there, but it also gives flatlanders who have not quite adjusted to the thin Colorado sie a chance to drive to the summit and experience outstanding views of the mountains. It is a treasure, just... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Quintessential mountain roads up/down Flagstaff only adds to the experience but make sure your breaks are good!

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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You won't regret a visit to Flagstaff Mountain. There are several places to pull off the road and hike or just sit at picnic tables and stone shelters to enjoy the stunning views of town and mountains.

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Boulder, CO USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Flagstaff Mountain offers the best views of Boulder (at least the best without a major hike or climb). There hiking trails available. Be sure to stop at some of the overlooks. Watch out for bicyclists and cars towing boats. Vehicles that are not registered in the city of Boulder have to pay for parking.

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