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Mesa Trail

Boulder, CO
+1 303-441-3440
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Mesa Trail is great trails with an amazing view of the Flatiron. Bring your sun block and camera... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
Denver, Colorado
Great Trail Run

One of the better trails for hiking and running in Boulder. Accessible from El Dorado Canyon or... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Extending six miles with a 440-foot gain in elevation, this trail from Boulder to Eldorado Springs is for ambitious hikers only.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“easy hike” (9 reviews)
“round trip” (5 reviews)
Boulder, CO
+1 303-441-3440
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Mesa Trail is great trails with an amazing view of the Flatiron. Bring your sun block and camera and enjoy this clearly marked trail with your loved ones. This trail is relatively not crowded as the other Boulder area trails.

1  Thank Durango13
Reviewed 29 December 2015

One of the better trails for hiking and running in Boulder. Accessible from El Dorado Canyon or Chautaqua. Pretty mild on the hiking front but if you need a good and challenging trail run do an out and back (using Eldorado or Chatauqua as your...More

1  Thank ChadS303
Reviewed 13 December 2015

The Mesa Trail from El Dorado Canyon to Chatauqua or from NCAR is perfect if you're looking for pretty hike that's not very demanding. Nice views of the Flatirons, cool walk through the woods. It's all well marked.

2  Thank Ebo293
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Love the flatirons from this trail, great for family pictures or professional photography. Not as busy as other trails, good for kids and trail running. Stop and get some spring water in Eldorado Canyon before your hike!!

1  Thank Rawma
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Several hiking options from NCAR and many parking spots. Took Mesa Trail to Chautauqua area. Approximately 5 miles or so round trip. Nice, easy hike with beautiful views. Flat enough to do trail running here. Well marked.

3  Thank Swanee800
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.

1  Thank BTDavey
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...More

2  Thank charles s
Reviewed 1 October 2015

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

1  Thank OhSuzzzana
Reviewed 30 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.

Thank Oldfart1939
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Kait J
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