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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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Calgary, Canada
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262 reviews 262 reviews
101 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I enjoy the Flatirons, but I'm a little puzzled at what the big deal is. They are attractive and I know they're a landmark, but there's hundreds of great peaks nearby. These don't seem any better to me than any of the rest.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So gorgeous they appear fake in the photos and memories I returned back east with. I could not look away from the mountains. Incredible gifts of nature. Photo opps DELUXE in sunny or couldy weather. Absolutely stunning. The countless Open Space areas around Boulder afforded endless opportunites to hike with this backdrop in plain sight. Memorable, memorable trip!!!

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Denver, Colorado
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109 reviews 109 reviews
45 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A key symbol of Boulder and the beautiful University of Colorado, the Flatirons are visible from most of Boulder. Hike to them or near them from Chatauqua Park off Baseline Rd.

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We hiked the Flat Irons while here looking at the university of Colorado for my son. The weather was unexpectedly cold (30s) but we braved the hike anyway. Although The trail to flat iron three was closed, we hiked the other two flat irons in the view from the top was beautiful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There are so many paths and sights to see that we went to Chautauqua Park for a hike every day we were in Boulder. Be sure to take sunscreen and water (and a camera!) with you so you can explore different trails and stay awhile longer. The Flatirons are amazing to see from a distance and up close! We made... More

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Clinton, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited the Flatirons to take some family photos. The park has many trials to use. Sometimes it is hard to find a parking space in the limited area. Beautiful views of the Flatirons.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just looking at it brings a peacefulness, Chief Niwot's curse: once you look upon it you will always retrun...

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great outdoors place to visit. The hiking is just enough for me. It does where you out quick though. Very pretty in the fall.

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Boulder, CO USA
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Flatirons form the backdrop for the city of Boulder. They be best seen from Chatauqua Park or from the NCAR parking lot. If you are ambitious, you can get closer with a hike, but wear sturdy shoes. Best time for photos is early morning to early afternoon. Best season for sunset pictures is in the winter. Unless you are... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took the jogging stroller which is totally not recommended. The trail leads up but there are plenty of places you can stop for water and take a little break. Parking was somewhat of an issue and it will be hard to find a spot if you head up later than 9AM. You have to park in the neighborhood surrounding... More

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