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Mesa Trail

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Address: Boulder, CO
Phone Number: 303-441-3440
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Description: Extending six miles with a 440-foot gain in elevation, this trail from...
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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Easy great for families

Easy enjoyable trail to spend the afternoon after a more adventuresome hike. Beautiful views, easily marked trails

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Easy enjoyable trail to spend the afternoon after a more adventuresome hike. Beautiful views, easily marked trails

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I highly recommend this trail is you are looking for an easier hike without a lot of elevation gain! We went here with friends that had a 2 year old, and it was perfect. Beautiful views of the flatirons. Make sure you wear boots if it's muddy!

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boulder, co
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Sited against the Flatirons open space parks and adjacent to Historic Chatauqua it really doesn't get any better for hikers and visitors.

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Boulder, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just a wonderful hike. Be sure to wear hiking boots and be prepared for the weather! Things change rapidly around here.

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This trail runs north to south, between Chautauqua and Eldorado Canyon. It is a little over 6 miles in length. Provides magnificent views of the Flatirons and the vast prairie to the east. It's best if you can arrange a shuttle, but just out and back from any trail-head (one at NCAR is near the half way point between Chautauqua... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We made our first visit to Marshall Mesa on a warm (60-degree) windy, sunny Sunday in January. Access is from the parking area off Eldorado Springs Drive (Route 170). Parking is free if your vehicle is registered in Boulder County (compliance is checked by license plates). There are toilets in the parking lot. There is no public drinking water supply... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a good place to hike if you are not up for a drive up into the mountains. There are any number of places you can start your hike, and they are all nice.

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Boulder, Colorado
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266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I hike the Mesa Trail 2-3 times a week, two hours each time. The trail is well maintained and never crowded. A lot of varied terrain, both in the sun and shade. Lots of sitting rocks. Great views from certain points. I believe it is voice & sight (no leash) for dogs, and one gets to meet some very nice... More 

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Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It's an easy hike and the views are beautiful. The terrain is varied and you go through woods and open areas. Chautauqua at one end and NCAR are both worth exploring. It's an attraction you should not miss.

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Boulder, CO USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I really like the Mesa trail, especially once I get south of NCAR. That is when the casual "walkers" drop off. Then you start to be able to enjoy the solitude. The scenery is great. From Chatauqua Park to NCAR is a popular stretch and is well maintained. Actually, it is all well maintained but that stretch more so. From... More 

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