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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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Prague, Czech Republic
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is nice and approachable by bike, walk, run or car. You can enjoy a picnic with friends, nice overlook of the Boulder area, view of the Flatirons. I would prefer it for a road bike training and or afternoon hikes with family (or romantic hike). Boulder registered cars have a free parking....

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great for cycling, hiking, and bouldering. Flagstaff offers excellent views and good picnic spots at the top.

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You get up very quick from Boulder. A great place to drive guests when they come to visit for a nice view of Boulder and if you travel up a bit further, a nice view of the Continental Divide. Many hikes there. Some in that area starting at Chautauqua and other trailheads that give you 2000 ft gains, but starting... More

Kansas City
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183 reviews 183 reviews
19 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a great place to visit. The drive up Baseline Road is pretty, and the views of the city from here are gorgeous. The smells of the pine trees, the serenity of the location, the views, and how close this is to Boulder makes this a worthwhile place to come. We enjoy coming up here at night and looking... More

Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
81 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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

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.

Reston, Virginia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

Bellevue, Washington
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

Grants Pass, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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