Flatirons Vista Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Made for a very nice late afternoon hike. Gentle grades and beautiful views. The large gravel on some parts of the trail was a bit annoying as it wears on your feet even with good boots, but it was well worth it for the scenery.
Casual hike, very busy with bike traffic. Hikers do not have the right of way.
Relatively nice hike. Lots of sun exposure though. Wear sunscreen.
nice trail that connects to other hiking options
Although my wife and I loved the scenery, we found the large gravel on the trail pretty bothersome. We both have nice trail shoes with good tread and thicker soles but still felt every step. But I have to say, it is worth the views. Just be sure you don't wear thin shoes.
Great for a quick run. Gorgeous views.
Great loop with easy access to Spring Brook Loop to add on extra mileage to extend your experience.
Great hike! A bit crowded but everything's in full bloom and green!
This hike is easy to access and has the possibilities of going on to other loops making your hike as long as you like. It's a good first hike for people new to the area. A lot of nice windflowers in late May.
Beautiful hike especially if you like wildflowers. Easy hike!
Starts out with a couple small rolling hills around the small pond. Becomes much more rocky and the trail becomes more narrow as you head up the trail toward the mountains. The farther you get into the trees the more rocky it becomes. The trees definitely give you some protection from the wind. As you come out of the trees and make your turn back, the trail opens up and becomes a lot less rocky and much wider. It is a fairly busy trail on the weekends with hiking, dogs and mountain bikers.