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Great views

I love to drive up to Lost Gulch on every trip to Boulder! The views driving up the Flatirons and... read more

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Rockwall, Texas
Fabulous scenery and much closer than Rocky Mountain National Park.

So glad we took this route! The view from the first pull off was so great, we didn’t realize it got... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
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Located close to downtown Boulder, this mountain offers climbing and hiking trails with sweeping views of the city.
Boulder, CO
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love to drive up to Lost Gulch on every trip to Boulder! The views driving up the Flatirons and overlooking Lost Gulch and the Continental Divide here are always amazing. This last visit, the temps were in the low 50's but we got sleeted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

So glad we took this route! The view from the first pull off was so great, we didn’t realize it got better and better. So close to town, and gives you a beautiful view of the town of Boulder and well beyond.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

We visited Boulder in late September 2018 on the first leg of a memorable road trip through the U.S. Southwest. We took the drive up Flagstaff Mountain after a hike and lunch in nearby Chautauqua Park. The winding drive was very scenic, with great views...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Canadianstraveling
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great hikes, best views of the town and nice windy road to the top. Lookout point at the top is worth a stop as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jared K
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

A great locals hike. Moderate, amazing views and not too many people. Highly recommend checking it out.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lmlmlm
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Tourists and locals alike love this place. The different levels of hikes and the views are amazing. There is also a restaurant and large park area to relax. If you can rent a cabin there, do it!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

A must see in Colorado. So peaceful and beautiful and enjoyed my hike there for sure. Great place to see a sunset.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank findingthetruth
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

My son was checking out the University of Colorado in Boulder for college. A local guide suggested sunrise on Flagstaff Mountain. It was a beautiful fun ride and different vantage points as you ascended up. At the top at Artist’s Point you can see the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We drove to the top of this mountain. It was a fairly easy drive and the only scary part was meeting the bicyclists. It was difficult to pass them and give them enough room to be safe. The views from the top makes the trip...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This isn't a really tall one as mountains go. But for hiking there are several options - or just driving up and down slowly is wonderful. There are many pullouts for stopping to gaze or take photos. Picnic tables are available in two or three...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jolene G
25 July 2018|
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Response from beyondboulder | Reviewed this property |
We see people in hammocks all over Boulder and you can certainly find a spot on Flagstaff. My only comment is that the Flagstaff trail, while beautiful, gets a lot of noise from Flagstaff Rd that intertwines with it as they... More
26 February 2018|
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Response from Joel C |
Absolutely. It not a long drive out of Boulder at all. It is at max 15 because if the two lane road. Very easy drive a worth it. It is a quick ride and hike if you don’t have a lot of time. You will really like it. Take... More