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Flatirons, Boulder

#1 of 27 in Outdoors in Boulder
Must see · Geologic Formation · Hiking Trail
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. Put Flatirons on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Boulder online vacation planner.
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  • The hike was beautiful! It was pretty steep, and with the altitude I got tired pretty quickly. Definitely do-able for all ages though if you like being active.  more »
  • Parking at the CHATAUQUA PARK can be a challenge. We parked at the free shuttle lot a mile away but walked it easily for extra steps. Lots of great trails to choose from.  more »
  • Easy access to this beautiful area. Well-maintained hiking/walking trails. Vistas up to the snow-topped mountains. Some nice wild flowers blooming in June. Access to the park is free - - can't...  more »
  • 1st/2nd flatiron trail is closed Monday - Thursday 8am-4:30pm until Fall for repairs. The flatiron loop trail is still open.
  • The views here are absolutely STUNNING. Great for camping , hiking or just taking photos
  • You have to park on the street, but it's easy access onto the well defined trails. Definitely something for all ages and its pet friendly.
  • This place is as long as you want it to be. Amazing physical effort needs to be done in order to reach certain places but is worth it every minute. Come hydrated and with plenty of water.
  • Beautiful and just lovely.

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