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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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Stockton
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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CO
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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Milwaukee,Wi
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Many people hike the trails around the flatirons. They are a very prominent feature of the Boulder landscape.

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Boulder, Co
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Travel west on Baseline (street) and you'll come to Chautauqua and the Flatirons, you will see parking available on your left and its the start of various hikes. My favorite is the Mesa Trail which wanders thru the woods and also gives very nice views along the walk. The Mesa trail allows you to make a loop, just check the... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Flatirons are a magnificent sight. As you drive into Boulder via routes 36 or 93 they loom in the distance. We have approached via the roads many times and on occasion hiking the trails that lead to them. We are always in awe. If you are in Boulder after a snowfall they transform into a spectacular winter wonderland.

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Boulder, Colorado
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16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The hiking trails around Chautauqua offered many different ways to experience and enjoy the Flatirons. There are the strenuous hikes up the Flatirons themselves or Royal Arch taking maybe 4 hours of\r Green Mountain and Gregory Canyon that can be quite tiring and take even longer. This is for a pretty fit 64 year old. For those looking for something... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The scenic flatirons were a beautiful sight for all of my family to see. There are multiple trails that you can take depending on the length of time and the physical stamina you have. At times, it can seem like they will take forever to reach the top, but I think it was worth the view. Especially in Fall and... More

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Boulder, CO
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20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

When we host guests from out of town, we include the Flatirons in our sightseeing itinerary. Depending on how in-shape and adventurous you are, there are trails/roads ranging from fairly easy to quite challenging. Or, you can simply sit at Chautauqua Park and enjoy the view with a picnic lunch. Our favorite hike? Royal Arch, which offers a stunning view... More

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