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Can't beat the views.

This is a great hiking system for all levels... and the views are outstanding. I love the... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Denver, Colorado

A great hike that was about two hours. It offered other hikes on the trail. Great view. This hike... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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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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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a great hiking system for all levels... and the views are outstanding. I love the combination of woods, trails, views, etc. Parking is usually pretty easy

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Leedalton
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

A great hike that was about two hours. It offered other hikes on the trail. Great view. This hike actually made it easier for us to adjust to the altitude for more intense hikes. No wildlife was seen on our hike here. Dog friendly. Locals...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank christina1101
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Part of the family hiked the nice trails while the 2 runners used the trails for a 2 hour training run.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank grannyr0sie
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Super nice trails on the south edge of town. Easy, paved trails that nestle against the mountains. Don't forget your bells or do though, bears and mountain lions live here as well!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank HilleryB21
Reviewed July 26, 2018

The trails here make for a pleasant stroll on the edge of the urban development. The scenery is always nice.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank montanapescado
Reviewed June 14, 2018

With only 2 hours, we were excited to see that the Mesa trail allowed for such a quick hike that summited high in the trees.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ChelseaS376
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Mesa trail is a long trail through much varied terrain from the outskirts of Boulder to Chautauqua. Plan on plenty of time as this trail has ups and downs, and if you are from out of town it is over a mile high to start...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank sls640
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Mesa trail is fun and gives you access to a host of other trails in the Flatirons, but it is very, very crowded, especially during the Summer. If you are a tourist, it is worth walking this path to take in as much of the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank J L
Reviewed July 19, 2017

For the less experienced hiker or one who is not completely acclimated to the thinner air of Boulder, who wants to feel invigorated but not exhausted,I recommend starting this hike at NARS (leave a car at the bottom of the trail at Chautauqua). There is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank paigemcg
Reviewed June 21, 2017

What a clean and beautiful place! Definitely beats hiking crowded, littered Chautauqua any day! I would highly recommend hiking here over any other place in Boulder!

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Kendra B
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