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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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  • August 13, 2017
    My 18 year old son and I arrived about 6pm to the trailhead directly from Kansas. The parking was easy due to the later hour and the trail sparsely populated. We found the signage very adequate. This ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The Flatirons is a must see while in Boulder! The view is spectacular and one that is not to be missed!!  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Absolutely stunning views of these beautiful rock formations... it literally is breathtaking.. Wow!!  more »

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