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Chris Gormley
Pittsburgh, PA92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The hiking is very convenient to Boulder (vs. Rocky Mountain National, etc.). Parking is difficult to score - particularly on weekends one must also pay the meter rates. The rangers at the house next to the park are helpful to describe routes/trails. The maps are great, but it's still difficult to navigate at times because the trails are labeled and one has to infer from the map which trails one is on. The trail is relatively easy and scenic. It gets more difficult the higher one ascends.
Written September 5, 2022
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DCCSYR
Syracuse, NY114 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
There are a variety of trails below the Flatirons in western Boulder. Even the easiest ones involve a minimum of 450 feet of elevation. Many are shaded, providing protection from the sun. Some of the Flatiron loops are under repair and closed for repairs from Monday to Thursday. However, they are open and passable from Friday to Sunday. Parking is tight on weekends, even in mid-October, unless you arrive early. The Royal Arch trail is the most challenging, moderate difficulty trail.
Written October 23, 2022
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FOTMM
United States3,761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Went early in the morning on a few weekdays. The parking lots were nearly full by 8am and we selected trails to avoid the crowds. Hiking was beautiful with great views of the Flatirons, Boulder, and Denver out on the Plains. The final few hundred yards back to the trailheads were jammed with people when leaving around 10-11am.
Written November 26, 2021
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Selena S
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We were confused as to where we were supposed to go. We never did find how to get close. We just drove to a roadside scenic view and took pictures. The Flatirons themselves are very cool. I just wish we could have found more informatin about them at a park headquarters or something.
Written July 16, 2022
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Ricky M
Evansville, IN872 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
At Chautauqua Park, parking is a tad limited & when there on a Sunday pretty crowded, but lots of room, even in the rain. Plenty of room to speed out & picnic. Decent trails to hike & gorgeous view
Written August 11, 2020
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Scott
San Francisco, CA6,460 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
The flatirons are definitely an amazing geologic site. that wasn't terribly impressed with the hiking conditions. Maybe it was where I parked. Most of my hike was across the flat land and some was in trees. But despite my best effort I never actually got to the flatirons.I saw the flat irons, I got some great pictures of flatirons. I know point that I actually put hand on Rock.
Written August 7, 2020
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NewRecipesForLife
656 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
One of the most spectacular city views in the country. The dramatic rock outcroppings as well as the hiking trails will afford life-long memories.

A must for any naturalist, nature lover, or hiker visiting in Boulder. I'm not sure of avid climbers are even allowed to scale the fronts but the trails below are awe-inspiring.
Written November 8, 2021
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douglas w
Orinda, CA54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
It is sometimes rare to note that a geological experience can rate 5 stars without any doubts! And the amazing view of the flatirons from Chautauqua Park is incredible. First a little description is required.

The Flatirons consist of sandstone, sandstone conglomerate or arkose, of the Fountain Formation. Geologists estimate the age of these rocks as 290 to 296 million years; they were lifted and tilted into their present orientation between 35 and 80 million years ago. The Flatirons were subsequently exposed by water and wind erosion over the eons.

Hiking the trails is wonderful and so is spending some time down at the base of the park with a sketchbook in hand. So don't forget to see my sketches in the review.
Written June 30, 2022
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Jim W
Panama City, FL1,239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
Great hiking trails. Caught up with some family from the area and did a quick hike. Nice smooth trails with some elevation change and lots of scenery. Mid-March had good mix of snow with warmer sun and made for a good Saturday morning hike.
Written October 1, 2022
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Kelsey H
Baltimore, MD102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Beautiful area, great for walking. It's a big far/steep for toddler legs, so be prepared to carry little ones. But even if you don't get very far before turning around, the trip to see the park is worthwhile. Great couple of hours of sunshine, fresh air, and hiking for our family.
Written January 31, 2020
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