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Flagstaff Mountain

Boulder, CO
+1 303-441-3440
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Best views of Boulder

Flagstaff Mountain offers the best views of Boulder in only a short drive. There are scenic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toni D
Boulder, Colorado
Excellent views

There are various viewpoints and hiking trails. Panorama viewpoint is the closest one. Park and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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“short drive” (11 reviews)
Boulder, CO
+1 303-441-3440
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Flagstaff Mountain offers the best views of Boulder in only a short drive. There are scenic pull-outs with maps and history plaques with facts on the area. There are a number of trails coming off the main road. Whether feeling athletic or just wanting a...More

Thank Toni D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are various viewpoints and hiking trails. Panorama viewpoint is the closest one. Park and hike the scenic trail. It takes you a down a winding path with excellent view the whole way. I find it more relaxing than the Chautauqua trails.

Thank AdventureTripping
Reviewed 5 days ago

I live here, so have visited it often. The drive up is steep, and you have to look out for bicyclists. The view at the top is great. There are hikes coming off the top. Parking can be a problem.

Thank pegrich
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view point on Flagstaff Road was the main reason we visited Boulder. It has stunning view of the entire city and CU. The "view point" is a small circle on the side of the Flagstaff Road. It is not marked on the map, but...More

Thank TP1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive up this winding road is beautiful, albeit filled with cyclists! We parked at Realization Point and hiked the Tenderfoot Trail with a baby in the Bjorn and it was an easy stroll. If you're only in town for a short while and want...More

Thank Hiker1812
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's wonderful how close Boulder is to the mountains. It just takes a few minutes to leave downtown and begin ascending Flagstaff Mountain on a steep, winding, scenic road that cars share with a surprisingly large number of hardy bicyclists. There is lots of convenient...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The views from here are spectacular! The drive up is a little scary at times and parking is not always easy, but the view is well worth it.

1  Thank 860SusanB860
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I love this drive up Baseline.. So beautiful with great views of Boulder and the mountains to the west.

Thank thefurey
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

First trip to Boulder to visit family with young children. Great hikes for tiny legs with wonderful photo opportunities. Enjoyed watching young military recruits train, threw some snow balls, and enjoyed the amazing views. A must see for those with only a short time to...More

Thank Lezli P
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A fabulous drive to the top of the mountain with some amazing views as far as Denver and beyond. Beware if you are not a resident of Boulder County you need a Daily pass to stop at the viewing stations at $5.

1  Thank TheCoys
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mark p
Is the trail up Flagstaff well marked / easy to follow? I am not a super experienced hiker
3 March 2017|
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Hello. Just going to be in Boulder for the day (this Friday). I wanted to show my daughter the CU campus, then get a bite to eat on Pearl St. then drive up a mountain to possibly see snow. Is there snow up on the mountain and is it easy to drive up there? Thanks
1 March 2017|
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Response from J R | Reviewed this property |
I was there a week or so ago and there were just tiny patches of snow here and there. The road up there is very windy and steep in spots, but we didn't have any problem in our rental sedan. Our biggest concern were the... More
Is there camping here, free or paid?
15 July 2016|
Response from emilyg28 | Reviewed this property |
Camping isn't allowed in Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks area, which is the area Flagstaff is in. If you do a web search for camping near Flagstaff you can find some nearby (though not easily walkable) places.