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Flatirons, Boulder

4.6
#2 of 16 in Parks in Boulder
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 and other Boulder attractions into our Boulder online vacation planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Fun day hike with great views. Lots of trails for all skill levels, from kids in strollers to advanced climbing with full rock gear.  more »
  • Loved these trails. They were snow capped when we went in January at 35 degrees, The views are just breathtaking, the walk was not too steep, but definitely a great workout.  more »
  • Also known as Chautauqua Park. Conveniently close to town, yet it offers some of the best hiking and views in the State. Many different trails to choose from (get trail map at ranger hut) Short and Ea...  more »
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  • Enjoyed running up the trail today! It was a beautiful day in the 40s-50s, and there were loads of runners, college students and families out hiking the trails today. I'll be frequently training for my trail marathons up there this summer!
  • I don't see how you don't give these amazing Flat Irons 5 Stars. This entire area is incredible and I highly recommend climbing the Flat Irons. You can hike to the top or climb them!
  • A very nice hike with breath taking views. Not a very difficult hike, so definitely beginner friendly. Though, it's no push over!
  • My favorite place in the whole world! I wish I could go visit and walk around the trails here every single day of the year. I absolutely love this place!!! :)
  • Great hike everything looks amazing, and the final view of Boulder and the surrounding area looks stunning beyond belief

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