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Flagstaff Mountain

Boulder, CO
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Ranked #7 of 59 attractions in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, State Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Located close to downtown Boulder, this mountain offers climbing and hiking trails with sweeping views of the city.
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phoenix
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162 reviews 162 reviews
81 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have been visiting Boulder since the 80s and the town is like visiting an old friend. It is always critical to get an appreciation from seeing an area from a different perspective and view. Take Baseline road past Chautauqa park and keep driving until you get to the Flagstaff summit. Lots of walking trails, great scenery and perfect for... More

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Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Easy drive to a great view of the town and surrounding area. Make sure you check out the views of both sides of the Mountain.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This mountain has well-maintained trails including trails wide enough for wheelchairs. There's also different places to park on the mountain (they ask for $5 for non-Boulder residents) depending on how high you want to start. Paths are well-marked and only about a mile long each. Definitely a good place to go out and get some fresh air and a nice... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We went up to the sunrise amphitheater on flagstaff summit for a wedding and had time to walk around a bit. The view over boulder is really wonderful and if it happens to rain in the morning or on the day before you get a great smell from all the treas. Really a great point to go to and just... More

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I started at Chautauqua Park and ran to the top of Flagstaff. It was a very nice run (or hike) with great gain in elevation and good trails. Once on top, the views are magnificent!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My wife and I stayed in Boulder for a night and spoke with a friend who mentioned that if we had an extra hour we should drive up Flagstaff Mountain, park at the amphitheater, and walk around for 15-20 minutes. I'm so glad we did, so nice up there! Great views, fresh air, a nice peaceful calm about the area.... More

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Oslo, Norway
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

For many years I have been a regular guest at the Flagstaff and I have never been disappointed. The view is astounding, food is good nd so is the service.

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A drive up Flagstaff Mountain can be intimidating to some, but it's really worth the trek. Take the turn-off for the amphitheatre, drive on, then park your car, get out and walk around the area...take a deep breath and smell the wonderful aroma of pine trees ... listen to the birds twittering in the trees. Then wander out to the... More

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Austin, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Loved this entire area of Flagstaff and the Flatirons. The hikes were excellent and the views and air were perfect.

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Boulder, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

There are many trail options on this mountain. Since the flood, if you want to go up Gregory Canyon, you will need to park on Baseline and walk up the road which is still destroyed by the water. You can't go wrong on any of the hikes in this zone. You will be rewarded with a great view of the... More

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