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Flatirons

Boulder Mountain Park, Boulder, CO 80302
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Ranked #1 of 45 Attractions in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors

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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This feature is a perfect backdrop to Boulder. Jump in the car and head up beyond it to the log cabin town of Gold Hill. Take Sunshine Canyon up to it and enjoy dramatic views of the other side of the Flatirons. I paved road as you get higher. On the return, take Boulder Canyon, stop for the water fall... More 

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Lambton Shores, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Flatirons is what you see when you go to Boulder. This landmark will situate yourself where ever you go ...it is like the north star. There are hiking trails to Flatiron for an up close experience. They range from easy to difficult. Remember that you can see them where ever you are in Boulder.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The trails along the Flatirons are very accessible from Boulder. You could be on a trail in about 15 minutes from anywhere in Boulder. The trails range from easy to difficult. You could spend an hour or a full day exploring the trails. Once on the trails you are surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery leaving the city sounds behind. The... More 

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93 reviews 93 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What can I say that already hasnt been written. This is a must see while in the area. Many trails with friendly people abound on this holiday weekend. We drove up and it was a treacherous drive over winding roads that were clear of snow but bustling with bikers, trudging to the summit! The thought of them descending down hill... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been told that once you live under the shadows of the Flatirons you will never be happy anywhere else. I don't know if that's true but if you are in the Boulder Area I would recommend taking a hike up and around the Flatirons.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Been in Boulder for more than 40 years and still don't tire of seeing the Flatirons every day in all kinds of weather and with different lighting. Just as inspiring when covered with winter snow as they are when wreathed in Spring greenery. They are surrounded by City of Boulder Open Space so there are hundreds of miles of hiking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Not too hard but slippery spots after a snow a week earlier. Well worth the trudge. There are spots where the trail was hard to keep track of, but other people out there made it easier.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Did the 1st & 2nd flatiron hike....all up hill on the way out. About 1100 feet in 1.6 miles. The downhill though has quite sturdy footing - no worries. 1.5 hours up and just an hour down. Didn't go 'all the way up' as described in hike desc, but went 1.6 miles up, and the round-trip distances in the write-ups... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I love this area parking was super crowded on a Sunday. Where good hiking shoes, I loved the beautiful views of Boulder and all the snow on the mountains. The hike was moderate we didn't make it all the way to the top due to shoes issues. The trails were pretty busy on a Sunday. I recommend stopping here to... More 

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long beach, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Nice, clean easily accessed trails and beautiful scenery. We were on vacation and wished the dogs were with us at this pet-friendly spot(pun intended.)

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