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Flatirons

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Address: Boulder Mountain Park, Boulder, CO 80302
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Iowans take on the Flatirons

We are not experienced hikers but we took our time and hiked 2 hours! Saw alot of hikers with dogs and kids. We got turned around, so be sure to use map at entrance and plan your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cedar Rapids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are not experienced hikers but we took our time and hiked 2 hours! Saw alot of hikers with dogs and kids. We got turned around, so be sure to use map at entrance and plan your hike. Dont forget to bring extra water.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Boulder is a fantastic place to visit. Living here can be expensive because it is so desirable a place to live. But even passing through, Boulder Mountain Park and all the parks in Boulder are a breath of fresh air and a great place to decompress.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to picnic and hike all within 5 minutes of downtown Boulder. The hike is beautiful and picnic afterwards is perfect.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Over the years, I have hiked up the back of them a number of times, have rock climbed the 3rd Flatiron, have photographed them innumerable times, done paintings of them, have picnicked in their shadows, have hiked the trails near and around them. What more can I say? I'm in love!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Access is best around the Baseline road area, but parking fills up very quickly especially on weekends, so get here early. The initial climb across the meadows is reasonably steep, so save your breath for harder parts. Once in the trees, you can follow the loop around the meadows and back or head up between Flatirons 1 and 2. This... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful sights in the country clean air blue skies quiet and peaceful. Clean surroundings and friendly people. If you are ln the area don't miss. Boulder and the. Flat. Irons

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am no hiker, so only made it around a mile up the path. It is tough going if you have just arrived at the altitude & are middle aged and unfit like me. But my husband went ahead and got some great shots and raved about the view at the top. While I was sitting enjoying the peace and... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very special attraction--whether you enjoy them as a hiker or climber and even just to view them, they are wonderful. According to the time of day or the relative distance from them, they look different but always unique.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were having problems with elevation (we live at sea level) but took our time and went for a short walk near the mountain and it was beautiful. People of all ages and fitness level can enjoy either a short walk or a moderate hike. Do it!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wrote a separate review on Chautauqua Park (leisure & dining) and will focus this review on hiking part of the activity. To get to Flatirons, you need to start from Chautauqua Park Ranger station (Baseline & Kinnickinic Road). There are several trails to choose from, depending on the time you have and how much you want to do. The... More 

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