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Flatirons, Boulder

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#1 of 31 in Outdoors in Boulder
Must see · Geologic Formation · Hiking Trail
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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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  • There are a variety of trails below the Flatirons in western Boulder. Even the easiest ones involve a minimum of 450 feet of elevation. Many are shaded, providing protection from the sun. Some of the....  more
    There are a variety of trails below the Flatirons in western Boulder. Even the easiest ones involve a minimum of 450 feet of elevation. Many are shaded, providing protection from the sun. Some of the....  more »
  • Holy smokes was Boulder and surrounding area was fantastic. The food, drink and people were great. The drivers in the mountains and view, simply amazing. I would highly recommend a trip. 
    Holy smokes was Boulder and surrounding area was fantastic. The food, drink and people were great. The drivers in the mountains and view, simply amazing. I would highly recommend a trip.  more »
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  • I've hiked this place in winter and summer and it's just as amazing either way. There are different trails with different difficulty and their is a general store for a few more supplies but make sure to bring lots of water.
  • One of the best (and more popular) hiking/climbing areas around the area. It can get steep and challenging so if you're looking for more of a casual walk you won't get too far. There are plenty of trail options - see my pic of trail map or use AllTrails app. Don't forget to bring water as you can get lost from enjoyment out there.

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