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“Great hike in Boulder, CO”
Review of Mesa Trail

Mesa Trail
Ranked #15 of 139 things to do in Boulder
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Owner description: 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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“Great hike in Boulder, CO”
Reviewed 11 January 2012

Gorgeous views of Boulder, the Plains and the Mountains. There are nice wildflowers in the summer and is a relatively easy hike. You can go one way and park a car on the other end or hike in a loop

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Boulder, CO
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“enchanting!”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

One of the most beautiful hikes in the Boulder Foothills, especially the Enchanted Mesa area, which really is enchanted!

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Denver, Colorado
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“something for everyone”
Reviewed 30 December 2011

While the trails get busy on weekends, the views are incredible and the hikes range from 1.5 mile loops to 6 miles one way. Go early in the morning in the summer to assure a parking spot.

Visited July 2011
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Boulder, Colorado
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Hike any portion, Fun and Family friendly”
Reviewed 19 October 2011

Mesa Trail is not as extreme as the description makes it sound. If you begin at the Eldorado trailhead off of highway 93 & Eldo Spgs Dr., it is mostly open meadow and will be pretty hot and exposed in the summer, which is better for spring and fall when you want to warm up a bit by the sun. Hike as much or as little of it as you'd like. This area is good for older people who need less steep terrain and for running. If you approach the trail from Chautauqua, it is a short ascent through the open meadow, then you get into the forest and can take the Mesa trail accross the front of the foothills without much more elevation gain. It is one of the most mellow portions of Boulder's hiking system, very beautiful, and lots of options to add on additional portions of trail to your hike.

Visited October 2011
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