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Flatirons, Boulder

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The trails of Flatirons deliver views of the city skyline and mountains. They range from fairly easy to challenging, and many are wheelchair-accessible and open to horseback riding. Bikes are allowed on certain trails, picnic facilities are available throughout the area, and restrooms are located at the trailhead. Parking is available for a fee, and you'll find bus connections close to the trailhead. Look for coyotes, songbirds, mule deer, and other wildlife. Bring water and snacks to keep yourself fueled. Arrange to visit Flatirons and other attractions in Boulder using our Boulder tour planner.
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You'll find most of the pricier and more luxurious accommodations in downtown Boulder, but the city offers hotel rooms suitable for every traveler's budget. Stay in the heart of the city if you want quick access to shops and restaurants, but if you're traveling on a limited budget, consider a good value inn a short walk or bicycle ride from downtown. You can also choose to stay in Denver for a wider selection of economical hotels and motels; it's just 30 minutes southeast of Boulder.
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  • The Flatirons are the iconic mountains of Boulder Colorado. We visited early on a morning in June to paint the sun on the mountains. The paths are well marked and busy with hikers and dogs. Wildflower...  more »
  • Flatlands has some beautiful scenery and some great hiking for different levels! Talk to some locals and read the maps at the hiking areas, lots of the trails have easier routes if the altitude is giv...  more »
  • We hiked the flatirons loop in a afternoon. We were worried as it as our first day at altitude but we had no trouble at all. The trailhead is easily walkable from the downtown area and the trail itsel...  more »