First and Second Flatiron Hike is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and rock climbing and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Directions from Highway 36: Take the Baseline Road exit and travel west toward the mountains. Follow Baseline Road 1.5 miles passed the entrance for Chautaugua Park to the Gregory Canyon Trailhead. Turn left into the parking lot on a dirt road. A parking fee is charged at this trailhead for vehicles not registered in Boulder County or not displaying a Boulder Resident Permit. Permits can be obtained at the trailhead or at the Chautaugua Park Rangers Cottage.
Great views towards RMNP at the end.
My very first hike in Colorado.
Great view of the plains.
Trail itself was OK -- it was almost completely covered in hard, slick ice. Very heavily trafficked so I would not recommend this trail for anyone seeking solitude. YOU WILL NEED YAK-TRAX OR CRAMPONS TO HIKE!
Really nice views and a fun hike. Some scrambling thrown in there if you stray off and upwards of the zigzagging path. Saw tons of dogs being walked up this!
Great views of Boulder.
Somewhat strenuous for your average hiker. Make sure you have micro-spikes or at least hiking boats since much of the ground is covered in ice/snow this time of year.
Gorgeous hike, the view at the top is completely worth it.
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.