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Flagstaff Mountain

Boulder, CO
+1 303-441-3440
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Amazing views of Boulder.

Take your time hiking up some moderate difficulty paths to get to some absolutely breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris H
Atlanta, Georgia
Why drive when you can hike?

You -- yes you -- can hike to the top of Flagstaff. Yeah the trail is a bit steep, but by Boulder... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
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Located close to downtown Boulder, this mountain offers climbing and hiking trails with sweeping views of the city.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“winding road” (6 reviews)
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Boulder, CO
+1 303-441-3440
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take your time hiking up some moderate difficulty paths to get to some absolutely breathtaking views of Boulder.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 22 October 2017

You -- yes you -- can hike to the top of Flagstaff. Yeah the trail is a bit steep, but by Boulder standards it's a moderate grade. The trail starts on the west side of Gregory Canyon Rd, which is just off Baseline Road a...More

Thank ToutLeMonde
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We took the road up to the Lost Gulch overlook, lots of winding turns, picnic spots, hikes and great views. From the parking spot it is a short walk to the rocks or there are benches to sit on and enjoy the view. Very pretty,...More

Thank samanthandtravismom
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Flagstaff Mountain was a great, fairly easy hike. Thew views were incredible though, especially considering how manageable the hike was.

1  Thank theoriginalicecr2017
Reviewed 28 August 2017

An unbelievable, spectacular and beautiful place to visit and share with friends and family, even has picnic areas to enjoy

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Well worth the easy trip up to the top of the mountain. Several great picnic areas to go along with stunning long range views. There is a small amphitheater on the top that overlooks the town of Boulder. If you wake up early, visit during...More

Thank cory w
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views of boulder. Steep hike, however you can drive up most of the way on some very windy roads. Watch for bikers, there are a lot of them. Simply breathtaking!

Thank kkellylady22
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The drive can be crowded with bikes and tight turns but there are several pull offs that have stunning views and nice breezes on hot days. Pay attention to 'fee' parking areas or you may end up with an unwelcome ticket. Lots of areas to...More

Thank ms9331
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I love hiking up this mountain trail and have been doing it since I was a young girl. It is 2 miles from the base trail to the top with sections of stair climb and some light grade in between. The views are great of...More

Thank skygirl2
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

While visiting Boulder we took a drive up Flagstaff Mountain. It was a nice easy drive sharing the road with motorcycles and bikes. I give the cyclist credit because you have to be dedicated and focused for that ride. The views were spectacular from the...More

Thank CR1325
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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
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.