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The drive can be crowded with bikes and tight turns but there are several pull offs that have... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Broomfield, Colorado
My favorite hike

I love hiking up this mountain trail and have been doing it since I was a young girl. It is 2 miles... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boulder, Colorado
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Located close to downtown Boulder, this mountain offers climbing and hiking trails with sweeping views of the city.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“short drive” (12 reviews)
“winding road” (6 reviews)
Boulder, CO
+1 303-441-3440
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Reviewed yesterday

The drive can be crowded with bikes and tight turns but there are several pull offs that have stunning views and nice breezes on hot days. Pay attention to 'fee' parking areas or you may end up with an unwelcome ticket. Lots of areas to...More

Thank ms9331
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love hiking up this mountain trail and have been doing it since I was a young girl. It is 2 miles from the base trail to the top with sections of stair climb and some light grade in between. The views are great of...More

Thank skygirl2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Boulder we took a drive up Flagstaff Mountain. It was a nice easy drive sharing the road with motorcycles and bikes. I give the cyclist credit because you have to be dedicated and focused for that ride. The views were spectacular from the...More

Thank CR1325
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great cycle climb was rewarded with stunning views of the snow capped peaks around Mount Audubon and a more close range view of sweet Boulder Lake

Thank Tauny S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here years ago and Flagstaff mountain was one of the most beautiful places, but now the city of Boulder seems to no longer be policing the graffiti that is rampant on this mountain. Also this isn't place for children and while walking around...More

Thank Kendra B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An easy ride from downtown Boulder, lots of hiking trails and picnic areas. Beautiful views of the Boulder area.

Thank labema22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first time to drive up this twisty mountain road that offers gorgeous scenery; how did we miss doing this drive for 25 years? It is beautiful! We enjoyed the views at various pull-offs, then enjoyed sunset. At the ampitheater, we watched the lights start...More

Thank laneybelle
Reviewed June 6, 2017

We went early in the morning so there was little traffic. We watched the sunrise from the amphitheater, hiked the easy tenderfoot trail with great views and also hiked the west ridge trail to Green Mountain summit. This trail is the easiest way to the...More

Thank TriGirlJamie
Reviewed May 31, 2017

Drove as far as the East Summit due to the threat of rain. Would not want to be on the road during a down pour and the rain returned just as we were almost back down the mountain. The two lane road is well maintained...More

Thank Aisprof
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Flagstaff Mountain offers the best views of Boulder in only a short drive. There are scenic pull-outs with maps and history plaques with facts on the area. There are a number of trails coming off the main road. Whether feeling athletic or just wanting a...More

Thank Toni D
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March 1, 2017|
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Response from J R | Reviewed this property |
I was there a week or so ago and there were just tiny patches of snow here and there. The road up there is very windy and steep in spots, but we didn't have any problem in our rental sedan. Our biggest concern were the... More
July 14, 2016|
Response from emilyg28 | Reviewed this property |
Camping isn't allowed in Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks area, which is the area Flagstaff is in. If you do a web search for camping near Flagstaff you can find some nearby (though not easily walkable) places.