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Flatirons

Boulder Mountain Park, Boulder, CO 80302
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Ranked #1 of 59 attractions in Boulder
Type: Geologic Formations
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Newton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic hike! Found a great private tour guide to take us around the area and up the flat irons! Encountered a rattle snake on the path- great excitement... Also got to experience large amounts of ladybugs clustered near the too of the flat irons. The terrain was not too challenging- full of beauty and serenity. Must do activity when visiting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great paths nearby, beautiful views. A geological wonder at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. A must see in Boulder, but you can't miss them.

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Helena, Montana
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60 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Rarely can you find such high quality hiking trails right on the edge of a city. There are several trailheads, and trails are well marked and maintained. Within minutes, you feel as if you are far back in the mountains. The Flatirons are really very impressive mountains. My favorite trails are from the NCAR trailhead, somewhat less crowded than the... More

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Austin, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Took a few quick hikes around these mountains during my limited time in Boulder. Look forward to returning and doing more exploring. Just beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I've lived n Boulder for a long time now and this place just gets more and more crowded. Our trail system is no exception. If you're visiting, you can't miss a quick hike up and maybe a picnic in Chautauqua Park but don't expect any communing with nature to occur. You'll be too busy dodging dogs and ducking out of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

For a novice climber, this was a really nice hike to the top of the Flatirons. The view of Boulder from the top was spectacular. Bring your camera.

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Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This place is Majestic. To elaborate, it's full of life and adventure; whether it's the view from above, scenic walks, rock climbing, wolf spiders, burrows and hiking trails! No need to feel intimidated there's challenges for all! No matter your level of fitness, it's always a delight to slow things down and enjoy your journey without electronic devices and distractions!

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

Lots of scenic walks, hikes at all levels of fitness. Another rock climbing spot for the adventurous. Extensive trail system all around this area.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The "flatirons" define Boulder. Theses uplifted Pennsylvanian-age sandstones are relics of the ancestral Rocky Mountains which were deposited 300 millin years ago. Forget the geology lesson...they are stunningly beautiful! Have a great time in Boulder! Don't miss the great hiking trails amongst the Flatirons. Start in Chautauqua Park and head up!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Can't miss these 5 rock faces when you pull into town. There is a park just past campus where you can access the main trails to the Flatirons. The trails lead to all parts of the range and you will see hikers of all types mixed in with casual walkers taking in the views. The trails are pretty serious stuff... More

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