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Address: Boulder, CO
Phone Number: 303-441-3440
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Extending six miles with a 440-foot gain in elevation, this trail from...

Extending six miles with a 440-foot gain in elevation, this trail from Boulder to Eldorado Springs is for ambitious hikers only.

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Trail connects to a mass of other trails and can go on for miles. Hiking, running, birdwatching are all great. I would get there early as it gets crowded. Remember that dogs need... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Broomfield, Colorado
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Broomfield, Colorado
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trail connects to a mass of other trails and can go on for miles. Hiking, running, birdwatching are all great. I would get there early as it gets crowded. Remember that dogs need to leashed...actual leashes and not clickers/electronics. This is for the protection of your dog.

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NJ
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307 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outdoor exercise is certainly a great use of this trail, but there are others. Our party of eleven employed various sites near Eldorado Springs as backdrops for a family photo shoot that captured much of what makes this part of the Colorado Front Range such an attractive location. Early morning breezes fluttered the aspens and tossed the grasses beside a... More 

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USA
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've hiked the Mesa trail at least a dozen times this year, most often starting on the north end (Chautauqua park) but occasionally the south (Eldorado Springs drive) or middle (National Center for Atmospheric Research lot). Although parts of the trail runs close to civilization most stretches provide sweeping views of the Flatirons, S Boulder Peak, Devil's Thumb and rocky... More 

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Luxemburg, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Lovely hike with options to connect with other trails, really beautiful. Was easy to access and not too many other hikers.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The site is simple, pretty wildflowers, a babbling brook, pine trees and a very easy hike. The ascension is gradual and slow, so no real challenging spots. Beautiful views of surrounding mountains. Great for families with young children. Bicycle rides, dogs, joggers, etc. all convene.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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58 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

A wonderful place to stroll away from urbanity. Its a wonderful to walk early in the morning or at afternoons.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This trail can be accessed from many different spots. If you are looking for a scenic view and hike go up to National Center of atmospheric Research and hook up to the Mesa trail there.

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Boulder, Colorado
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is my favorite trail in Boulder. It's a narrow meandering path that takes you along the mountains in South Boulder.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Mesa Trail is great trails with an amazing view of the Flatiron. Bring your sun block and camera and enjoy this clearly marked trail with your loved ones. This trail is relatively not crowded as the other Boulder area trails.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

One of the better trails for hiking and running in Boulder. Accessible from El Dorado Canyon or Chautaqua. Pretty mild on the hiking front but if you need a good and challenging trail run do an out and back (using Eldorado or Chatauqua as your start/finish point). It will give you a good 12 miles round trip and plenty of... More 

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