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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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Nice trail with a great view of the Flatirons!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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234 reviews 234 reviews
48 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
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
20 helpful votes 20 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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22 reviews 22 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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378 reviews 378 reviews
106 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 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
3 attraction reviews
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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Shawnee, Kansas
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224 reviews 224 reviews
21 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a pretty easy place to hike. Parking can be limited. Always meet interesting people when I've hiked here. Nice trails, but not very strenuous.

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