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Mesa Trail

Address: Boulder, CO
Phone Number: 303-441-3440
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Ranked #10 of 80 Activities in Boulder
Type: Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Extending six miles with a 440-foot gain in elevation, this trail from Boulder to Eldorado Springs...
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Type: Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner 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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Erie, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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302 reviews 302 reviews
74 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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221 reviews 221 reviews
21 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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Amherst
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I wanted to hike Walker Ranch loop but Baseline road was closed up to Flagstaff. So I stopped at Chatauqua park and hiked the Mesa trail - beautiful and you can hike up to 14 miles on this trail (7 out & back). I hiked 5 miles and every bit of it was scenic.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
52 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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