The loops moderate grades are ideal for runners and a good alternative to more challenging trails leading from chautauqua park. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from march until october.
Flatirons vista trail is a loop trail 33 mile leading out from the trailhead westward through open stands of ponderosa pine before the junction with doudy draw trail.
Flatiron trail boulder. Flatirons vista trail is a 35 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near boulder colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail draws you across an green meadow then up through a notch between the first and second flatiron. Although the hike can become fairly strenuous near the top of the ridge the two mile journey should take about two hours to complete.
The trail begins on a wide graded path through open space past connections for the ski jump 2 miles and bluebell mesa 3 miles trails to the bluebell baird trail junction 6 miles. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Theres even more though.
Or up the ante by continuing along the strenuous three mile royal arch trail which ends at a natural rock arch with awe inspiring views of boulder and its surroundings. Hiking the flatirons near boulder colorado is a must. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
First and second flatirons loop is a 25 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near boulder colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Some breathtaking and unmatched views of colorados rocky mountains. For an easy to moderate hike take the two mile flatiron loop trail winding through the forest beneath the flatirons.
Prairie vista 09 mile connects with flatirons vista south and offers visitors an opportunity to do a shorter loop back to the trailhead. The flatirons are the defining geological feature of boulders skyline rising up northwestward to the rocky mountains and the flatiron number one trail takes you on a relatively quick trip to the top. The chautauqua trail leads up and to the backside of flatiron 1 with terrific views across the boulder valley indian peaks and rocky mountain national park.
Youll find the best part of this hike in the flatirons at the end of the trail. The trail is primarily used for hiking running rock climbing and snowshoeing and is best used from april until october. Flatiron loop trail 21 miles round trip the royal arch flatiron loop and chautauqua trails form a short but scenic loop through open space and ponderosa forests at the base of boulders flatirons.