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wild flowers

Gorgeous hike, the view at the top is completely worth it.

hiking
6 days ago

Awesome view under the Arch!

solid trail for a short hike with people visiting from lower elevations. Not too difficult if you're in good condition and take your time.

Great trail and the view is beautiful at the top. There is a steep rocky climb so bring good shoes and lots of water.

Hard AF but great views and fresh air. Picnic areas as well. Great spot for lunch.

27 days ago

Breathtaking view at the top! Not hard but easily get off trail. when you get to the top, there is a side trail behind the rocks (easy to miss) to take you to an open area with great view, and perfect for a picnic. It took us 2 and half hours round trip with small kids in our group. Will come back again!

It was a great hike but it took about 3 hours. Mostly uphill but beautiful. Bring lots of water!

hiking
1 month ago

Steep but not as hard as flatiron. Very nice hike with stellar views.

on Royal Arch Trail

1 month ago

3.5-4 hours at steady pace. Difficult and moderate throughout

1 month ago

Great view at top! Not as hard as bear peak, took us 2 and half hours round trip.

rock climbing
1 month ago

Bring your external battery for your phone. If you like rucking go 10lbs lighter if this is your first ascent. You can make it in 1.5hrs or less if you're in a rush. I started @ 0846 and arrived @ 10:04. But if you're there to enjoy the scenery prepare to feel like Rafiki from Lion King when you reach the top. The park is open 24/7. Its better to get there around 6am if you want to see sunrise at the top. If you're an active person, loading your sac with lots of water isn't necessary. I only took 3 sips going up. The earlier the better bc of the high traffic. It's worth every breath and every step. #SemperFi

I left Aurora at 0400 on a shuttle to the airport. From the airport I took the A train to Union Station. Once at Union Station I took the FF1 bus out to boulder. I got off and transfer to the SKIP which will take you to Baseline Rd. You'll see a Starbucks and Fire Station. From their its about a mile walk to the Chautauqau Park. Follow the drive way around past the Dinning Hall until you reach Kinnikinic Rd and Clematis Dr. You've arrived. Your first trailhead is 'At the Foot Hills of the Slabs' but you want to walk further up the road to the Royal Arch Trailhead.

trail running
1 month ago

Fun trail.. lots of steps most of the way up

If your looking to pack in a great hike hike in a short period of time, this is it. Close to town and depending upon which route you choose, this hike could be easy or hard. It has great views of Boulder and The Flatirons.

Stunning views but get used to the elevation before any of you young, out-of-town whipper snappers try trekking it up

Absolutely stunning views. Gets crowded pretty soon though.

hiking
1 month ago