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Mesa Trail

Boulder, CO
303-441-3440
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Ranked #11 of 59 attractions in Boulder
Type: Hiking Trails, Trails
Description: Extending six miles with a 440-foot gain in elevation, this trail from Boulder to Eldorado Springs is for ambitious hikers only.
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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 and hiked for about 7 miles to the South Mesa Trailhead. It was a moderate hike with great views and reasonable trails. I did see a fox with prey in its mouth walk right by me on the trail... Great hike to choose if you have limited time in Boulder!

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Savannah, Georgia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great views, enjoyed this hike with my son and his malamute. I took some great pictures. Would love to go back again soon.

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Boulder is blessed with the best of the Flatirons and the Rockies on the Mesa Trail running along the Foothills of the Rockies right on the edge of town. The trails are well maintained and the scenery is both Flatirons, ponderosa, fir, open meadows spring flowers and great viewing expanses of Boulder and points North and East. There is a... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We loved our hike on Mesa Trail. I've hiked it many times in the past, but this time was special because it snowed and it was just gorgeous. Some rock scrambles, but very doable for families.

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Boulder, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We enjoy hiking Mesa Trail, but usually do it as a loop rather than leaving cars at either end. The parking lot gets full fast, as this is a popular trailhead, so sometimes it is difficult to find a spot (although there is additional parking across the street). Some of the trails are more ambitious than others--not all are what... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

# hour - * mile hike that can be broken up into 4 mile hikes. Need to shuttle 2 cars at start and finish of choice

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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

If you are wanting an easier hike, then he Mesa trail is for you. There is a gentle grade for most of the hike and some level spots too. If you feel more ambitious, you can hike all the way to NCAR. Or Eldorado. We like to leave a car at each end of the trail. It is about 6... More

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Grand Cayman
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268 reviews 268 reviews
82 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Lovely, easy trail out in the meadows next to the foothills. The views stretch for miles out to wards the parries, and up towards the rockies, the Flatirons, of course! Plenty of doggy friends to greet you but all well trained. Boulder requires their owners to have a little certificate! All community encouraged and supported! Even the Canada Geese on... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Really nice hiking off either NCAR or Chautauqua Park. NCAR option is less crowded and easy access to Bear Creek. Check on closures from flooding in Fall 2013 as some trails are closed for maintenance. There are a range of hikes for different levels.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had hiked the Flatirons and Arch on a previous trip to Boulder and wanted to do one or the other again, but were nervous about the Chautauqua trailhead being busy, so some friends recommended we start at NCAR and hike the Mesa Trail in instead and what a great recommendation! It not only added some additional time onto our... More

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