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Flatirons, Boulder

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#2 of 11 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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  • There are windy narrow roadways leading to the flatiron Views but well worth it. Lots of well marked trails to choose from. It’s the best place to hike while you’re in Boulder. You don’t have to be a ...  more »
  • It was icy on the way up into the mountain. Definitely need hiking shoes/boots. Once you get up into the Flat Irons there was less ice because of less travel. There is a great view of Boulder and the ...  more »
  • Great hikes, great views right by boulder. Plenty of places to pull off if you are driving to the top.  more »
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  • Awesome, simple hike, for beginners. Especially if you are new to the area. Parking can be an issue and if you are hiking on a weekend or a holiday it can be crowded. Overall it is a great experience and will definitely give you a break from the pretentious City life in Boulder!
  • Boulder , my hometown , spent many happy hours as a child and teen and after returning after 13 years on west coast an adult hiking , biking and enjoying the open space and awesome scenery of the Boulder , Colorado foothills and majestic Flatirons.
  • Beautiful all times of year! The best way to view this incredible formation is from an air-tour.
  • Some busy, steep trails with nice views.
  • Awesome hike with great views. It was a bit tough!

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