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Mesa Trail

Boulder, CO
+1 303-441-3440
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Nice Views

Trail connects to a mass of other trails and can go on for miles. Hiking, running, birdwatching are... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Broomfield, Colorado
Photo Ops at the Trail Head

Outdoor exercise is certainly a great use of this trail, but there are others. Our party of eleven... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
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Extending six miles with a 440-foot gain in elevation, this trail from Boulder to Eldorado Springs is for ambitious hikers only.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“easy hike” (9 reviews)
“round trip” (5 reviews)
Boulder, CO
+1 303-441-3440
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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...More

Thank Emerson3091
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Outdoor exercise is certainly a great use of this trail, but there are others. Our party of eleven employed various sites near Eldorado Springs as backdrops for a family photo shoot that captured much of what makes this part of the Colorado Front Range such...More

Thank Taughboyne
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I've hiked the Mesa trail at least a dozen times this year, most often starting on the north end (Chautauqua park) but occasionally the south (Eldorado Springs drive) or middle (National Center for Atmospheric Research lot). Although parts of the trail runs close to civilization...More

2  Thank ToutLeMonde
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Lovely hike with options to connect with other trails, really beautiful. Was easy to access and not too many other hikers.

Thank schultzpj
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The site is simple, pretty wildflowers, a babbling brook, pine trees and a very easy hike. The ascension is gradual and slow, so no real challenging spots. Beautiful views of surrounding mountains. Great for families with young children. Bicycle rides, dogs, joggers, etc. all convene.

1  Thank RoaminChicagoBoys
Reviewed 16 June 2016

A wonderful place to stroll away from urbanity. Its a wonderful to walk early in the morning or at afternoons.

Thank ThegilaniAK
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This trail can be accessed from many different spots. If you are looking for a scenic view and hike go up to National Center of atmospheric Research and hook up to the Mesa trail there.

1  Thank Chabu H
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is my favorite trail in Boulder. It's a narrow meandering path that takes you along the mountains in South Boulder.

Thank Bldr2015
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Mesa Trail is great trails with an amazing view of the Flatiron. Bring your sun block and camera and enjoy this clearly marked trail with your loved ones. This trail is relatively not crowded as the other Boulder area trails.

1  Thank Durango13
Reviewed 29 December 2015

One of the better trails for hiking and running in Boulder. Accessible from El Dorado Canyon or Chautaqua. Pretty mild on the hiking front but if you need a good and challenging trail run do an out and back (using Eldorado or Chatauqua as your...More

1  Thank ChadS303
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