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Spectacular views

It's a fairly short - but very curvy - drive to the top of Flagstaff Mountain. The road to the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Winston-Salem, NC
Perfect quick mountain experience

Anybody who's ever spent time in Boulder loves Flagstaff Mountain for a quick way to give... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Palm Springs, California
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Located close to downtown Boulder, this mountain offers climbing and hiking trails with sweeping views of the city.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“winding road” (6 reviews)
“hairpin turns” (4 reviews)
“artist point” (3 reviews)
Boulder, CO
+1 303-441-3440
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

It's a fairly short - but very curvy - drive to the top of Flagstaff Mountain. The road to the summit was closed when we were there but even so the overlook along the way offers spectacular views of Boulder and the surrounding area.

Thank furniturepro
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Anybody who's ever spent time in Boulder loves Flagstaff Mountain for a quick way to give out-of-towners a "mountain experience." Once you drive to the top there are plenty of little hikes and spectacular views of Boulder.

Reviewed 6 August 2016

Vistas all the way to Kansas on a clear day. RIght above Boulder. Drive is a little daunting for a flat-lander but take it slow and you'll do finel. Roads paves and in good shape. Great scenic pull out facing Boulder and East not very...More

Thank pamf145
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I would suggest going during off season or weekdays in the summer. Very popular and crowded on summer weekends.

Thank BDU50
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beautiful place. Don't miss the sunset and the views driving up. Everything is great except for the smells from smoking.

Thank hmchicago2015
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I drove up to see the scenery and WOW. It was so beautiful and peaceful. There are several places to stop to get different views. You can see the whole city of Boulder.

Thank DennisTeel
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The drive up this mountain is so nice! Plenty of places to pull over and park for stunning views or to take off on a trail! Keep driving up and up! Don't stop. The views just keep getting better!

Thank TT72
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This was truly an experience!! Remarkable views, in fact a lucky couple was getting married the day we were up at the top. Beware of cyclists on the road, or even the random (and illegal) skate boarder! Some serious switchbacks in the road require attention,...More

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The views from Flagstaff are very good, especially along the road and from Artist Viewpoint near the summit and from Panorama Point. The trees obscure much of the view from the Amphitheater near the Nature Center, but you can still see the Denver skyline and...More

Thank X-NYr
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Beautiful drive to the top. Spectacular views. Many great hiking trails. I love the Range View trail.

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1 March 2017|
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Response from J R | Reviewed this property |
I was there a week or so ago and there were just tiny patches of snow here and there. The road up there is very windy and steep in spots, but we didn't have any problem in our rental sedan. Our biggest concern were the... More
14 July 2016|
Response from emilyg28 | Reviewed this property |
Camping isn't allowed in Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks area, which is the area Flagstaff is in. If you do a web search for camping near Flagstaff you can find some nearby (though not easily walkable) places.