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Flagstaff Mountain, Boulder

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Flagstaff Mountain is a foothill on the eastern flank of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 6983ft peak is located in Boulder Mountain Park, 5.6km southwest by west (bearing 239°) of downtown Boulder in Boulder County, Colorado, United States.MountainFlagstaff Mountain offers scenic day and night views of Boulder, Metropolitan Denver, and the surrounding mountains. There are hiking and bike trails, picnic areas, the Summit Nature Center, and an outdoor amphitheatre.
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  • I love to drive up to Lost Gulch on every trip to Boulder! The views driving up the Flatirons and overlooking Lost Gulch and the Continental Divide here are always amazing. This last visit, the temps ...  more »
  • So glad we took this route! The view from the first pull off was so great, we didn’t realize it got better and better. So close to town, and gives you a beautiful view of the town of Boulder and well ...  more »
  • We visited Boulder in late September 2018 on the first leg of a memorable road trip through the U.S. Southwest. We took the drive up Flagstaff Mountain after a hike and lunch in nearby Chautauqua Park...  more »
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  • The drive up is easy and enjoyable. There are bathrooms at the top and plenty of trails. We were feeling “lazy” on the day we went and didn’t have to exert ourselves past our desired limit. There is a nature center which has some pretty nice project, preserved animals, the amphitheater is historic and has a great view. Overall a great experience for families with children of any age and people without children.
  • Easy drive to a great vantage point to see Boulder (although unobtrusive views are a little harder to find due to trees) many trails and pull off points to stop. Keep going to eventually get to the Gross Reservoir (although it’s pretty low due to expansion?) Equally great at night to see the lights of Boulder.
  • Awesome views. Great place to just get away and chill. Will return someday.
  • Beautiful mountain to drive up!
  • It was a good hike to the top, not too strenuous. I was a little disappointed that you could not hike the peak (no trails to the top) but it offers a lot of overlooks of both Boulder and out to Denver, as well as the Rockies.
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