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Address: Boulder, CO
Phone Number: +1 303-441-3440
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Extending six miles with a 440-foot gain in elevation, this trail from...

Extending six miles with a 440-foot gain in elevation, this trail from Boulder to Eldorado Springs is for ambitious hikers only.

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Great hiking trail on top of the hill.

Beautiful hike with trails for all abilities. Easy parking and access. Do a short mile to a lookout or go five miles on a longer loop. Clearly marked and nice condition trails.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2015
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Jensen Beach, Florida
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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Beautiful hike with trails for all abilities. Easy parking and access. Do a short mile to a lookout or go five miles on a longer loop. Clearly marked and nice condition trails.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

This is the number one hike in Boulder, the 7 miles may be completed in under three hours by either commencing north at the Chautauqua Trailhead or at the south Mesa Trailhead. Think about return transport whichever you direction choose. The ever changing terrain includes arid desert, thick growth forest and Boulder's famous rock formations. The trail provides great views... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is a beautiful part of Colorado and a lovely hike. Always fun to do, even if you only do part of it.

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Douglas, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

The Mesa Trail begins at Chatauqua Park and continues along the base of the Flatirons rock formations to Eldorado Springs State park. This is a well-maintained trail.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Beautiful views everywhere on the trails. Yet, trail difficulty was not explained that well on the maps provided.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

You don't have to be dead tired when your finished here, hike between Chatauqua and NCAR, and even for an easy hike don't underestimate the effects of this elevation, bring enough water, if you feel suddenly thirsty, feel a headache coming on, or odd, you're becoming dehydrated.

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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Located near Eldorado Springs outside of Boulder, this is a nice trail with great views of the Flatirons. There are trails that branch off this trail (Towhee, Homestead, Shadow Canyon, Upper Big Bluestem) that provide varying degrees of difficulty and altitude gain. One of Boulder County's great, popular open space parks. Don't forget the sun block.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

This hike is a great one to start if you are getting used to the altitude. However it is not easy in the sense that there are inclines and rocky parts. But in general, it's a gentle and absolutely gorgeous trail. Our group is 17 to 70's and we all had a wonderful time. Bring lunch, rain gear, and sunscreen.... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

We wanted to go hiking but didn't want anything too long since we had limited time. We ended up at NCAR and took the trail toward fern canyon. There is lots of parking at NCAR, so that is good. Some other areas get really crowded. This trail is fairly flat so not too strenuous for out of towners. There are... More 

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CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Chautauqua Park is the best place to relax. Rent a cottage and never leave the park. Hike, Eat, Go to Concerts, all in one place.

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