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Flatirons

Boulder Mountain Park, Boulder, CO 80302
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Ranked #1 of 60 Attractions in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

we did this hike after breakfast at snooze. we felt like we needed to burn off some of the food and enjoy the great weather. hike is fun and challenging with great views. super nice to relax at the top and just soak it all in before the decent. the hike was moderately challenging and i think it would hard... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Flatirons offer a variety of hiking options from relatively flat trains to ones that will have you climbing with your hands as well as your feet. The views from the peaks are a great introduction to the Rocky Mountains. The best parts are that you can enjoy any one of these hikes during any free afternoon and it's a... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to hike when in Boulder. The trails are great and scenery outstanding. If you go on a weekend especially go early to get a decent parking space. There are options for hiking routes and lengths. There is quite a steep start from the ranger cottage but just take your time if you are... More

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Denver
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Amazing Colorado views. It has plenty of hiking trails with different levels of difficulty. It is a great family day activity. You can go for a nice hike and then have lunch somewhere in Boulder.

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Garden City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

They have several different trails you can bike or walk, and also areas for rock climbing, although we didn't climb this trip.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We drove up the mountain and stopped at several of the scenic overlooks during the late afternoon. Fantastic view of Boulder and the Flatirons from above. Like a cooler, less red version of the Colorado National Monument. There were people eating dinner up there and I can see how this would be an ideal place for a picnic.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Kind of some medium level hiking here, more than a path with the occasional hill or stream. Very fun and rewarding, on the short side, might only take 1 hour to get to top if you have any hiking experience.

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Springfield, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We hiked here yesterday with our 3 teens. We hiked from the Chautauqua National Landmark ranger station up the Chautauqua Trail up past the intersection with the Bluebell Baird trail to the bottom of the 1st flat iron. Then back via Bluebell road. It was the perfect hike for views of Boulder and getting up close to the Flat Irons.... More

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Des Moines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Had a very enjoyable hike on Sunday morning. Had to park several blocks away from the trailhead so we knew it must be fun. It was. It would be Excellent if everyone would clean up after their dogs!

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Elk Mound, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lots of different trails for hiking. Beautiful site. Would love to come back and hike it at some other point. Make sure you have enough water to drink along the hike.

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