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Address: Boulder, CO
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Extending six miles with a 440-foot gain in elevation, this trail from...

Extending six miles with a 440-foot gain in elevation, this trail from Boulder to Eldorado Springs is for ambitious hikers only.

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Mesa Trail

A great trail. 6 miles 1 way, but you can shuttle cars, and can do part of. Especially nice in late spring and early summer. Wild flowers,some wild life. Take water!

Reviewed 2 days ago
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colorado
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great trail. 6 miles 1 way, but you can shuttle cars, and can do part of. Especially nice in late spring and early summer. Wild flowers,some wild life. Take water!

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Thank pegrich
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The mesa trail and its offshoots - South Mesa, Dowdy Draw, South Boulder Creek, Bear Creek, etc - are fantastic ways to get up in the Colorado foothills and see spring torrents and wildflowers. The mesa trail itself is well-marked, moderate, but with a few short, challenging sections. Go as far as you like and make sure to stop by... More 

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Thank Jonah B
Stockholm, Sweden
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Mesa Trail is one of my favorite trails in the Boulder region and I run it regularly. Its very diverse and suitable for hikers, runners and bikers. You can walk from Boulder to Eldorado Springs and grab an Uber back for hardly anything or hike/run/bike both directions. If you only do ONE trail when in Boulder, this would be... More 

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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2016

You can walk your dogs here, bike; skate ski when it snows. It is beautiful; Boulder is lucky. I live in south Boulder and we love this because it is so accesible. It's our Mt. Snitas trail.

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Thank Linda Q
Daytona Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited from Florida and enjoy outdoor activities so we went for a day hike. The trails are easy to navigate and you can go as far as 15 miles or as little as two. We took a 4 mile hike and I would rate it as easy to moderate. The scenery is outstanding and the other hikers/bikers were extremely... More 

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Thank Mindy T
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I like the Mesa Trail because it has something for everyone. There's adequate parking, and if the lot is full you can cross the road and park at another trailhead. There are picnic areas and restrooms. My Meetup group had a gathering there this morning and it was a great place to meet - eat brunch - and head out... More 

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Suwon, South Korea
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386 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The famous Mesa Trail is really great and the Devil's Thumb which is this giant rock is not far from it it's a great place and it's just wonderful to be here. It's very close to Eldorado Canyon.

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Thank Prinster A
Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

The Mesa Trail is the main artery of the largest concentration of trails in the Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks trail system. I use it regularly, though I prefer to use it to access other trails--esp. Bear and Fern Canyons--rather than to stay on it at length. It is popular, but an easy, well-maintained trail along the east flank... More 

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Boulder, CO
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Mesa Trail is a complex of many different trails of varying difficulty. They are all amazingly beautiful.

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Thank bozworth99
Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Trail connects to a mass of other trails and can go on for miles. Hiking, running, birdwatching are all great. I would get there early as it gets crowded. Remember that dogs need to leashed...actual leashes and not clickers/electronics. This is for the protection of your dog.

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