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Address: Boulder, CO
Phone Number: 303-441-3440
Description: Located close to downtown Boulder, this mountain offers climbing and...
Located close to downtown Boulder, this mountain offers climbing and hiking trails with sweeping views of the city.
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On top of the world and amazingly Easy to get to from town

The best view from only a short drive from town. Winding mountain roads ( if you're rubber necking pull over and let the locals by) . Deer and animals, rock climbing, trail... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The best view from only a short drive from town. Winding mountain roads ( if you're rubber necking pull over and let the locals by) . Deer and animals, rock climbing, trail running, mountain biking, and road biking all summer long. In the winter so quiet you an here the snow falling. Views of the valley, and the continental divide... More 

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Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We drove the route up Flagstaff Mountain and the views were amazing! Narrow, windy roads with lots of bikers, but not a problem if you just take it slow. We stopped off at several places along the way to explore and take in the views of the city below, the mountains and rock formations. Moat of the parking along the... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If visiting Boulder and wanting to get an aerial overview without going up in a plane, take the drive up Flagstaff Mountain. Reached by driving past the entrance to the Chautauqua facilities, it is a curving route with plenty of overlooks complete with nearby views of vultures and other large birds, sometimes soaring over the town that stretches away towards... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you go down Baseline road, just at the beginning of the Flagstaff Road you will have a dropped jaw (of course if there's enough day light yet to make the mountain visible). But it's only the beginning! There are 4-5 scenic overlooks ahead, and by "scenic" I really mean it! You will get amazed! Promise!

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Summerfield, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was a pretty drive, but, since we weren't planning to hike, we were put off by the $5 parking fee. So, we just drove up and back down. The views were pretty from the road and we did see a deer.

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Gotha, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

There were many bicyclists going up and coming down. There was ample room to pass them and maintain our slow steady drive up to to the viewing area. Beautiful vistas along the way and perfect jaunt up into the mountains.

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Stone's throw from Boulder and worth every bit. Great views. Great spots for picnics and walks. Hair-raising drive up and down!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I climbed up to the star during the winter. It is very steep, but beautiful. I really enjoyed it just now in June - the drive up is very pretty. There are many places to stop along the way and take pictures of the different views. Great view of Boulder. At the top there is a beautiful amphitheater and a... More 

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Mojave, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great place to meditate, shoot fabulous photos and eat a pie or pizza. This is where we have revered those who have passed on, celebrated birthdays with cake and I have shot many a video for my clients on You Tube.

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tempe az
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Ok, if you really can't walk, I guess it would be ok to drive this, then stop at an overlook or take a short walk at the top. But the road is a favorite of local bicyclists and it can be too windy and narrow to pass them on the way up in many spots. So, expect to be stuck... More 

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Address: Boulder, CO
Phone Number: 303-441-3440
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder

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