Meyers Homestead Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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This trail is part of the Walker Ranch Open Space area southwest of Boulder, Colorado. The Meyers Homestead Trail is located nine miles southwest of Boulder, Colorado. To reach the trail from Boulder, you will drive west on Baseline Road until you get to Chautauqua Park. You will continue on this road, but the name changes to Flagstaff Road and it begins to climb quite steeply. Once you reach the top of Flagstaff Road and begin downhill, start looking for the trailhead on your right. The trail is part of the Walker Ranch Open Space and is very near the much more difficult trail known as the Walker Ranch Loop Trail. Meyers Homestead Trail is also known as the Meyers Gulch Trail. It is a fairly short out-and-back trail with lots of great diversions. In the fall, it is a wonderful trail for viewing fall foliage. In the spring and fall, it is not uncommon to see a small herd of elk resting beside the trail. Another interesting feature of this trail is the historical significance of the Walker and Myers (I'm not sure why the name of the trail is spelled differently than the name of the homesteading family?) families and their contribution to the development of Boulder County. Interpretive signs along the trail point out historical and ecological places of interest. If you tour this area in the late spring and early summer, you are likely to be greeted by an abundance of colorful wildflowers.
It's a decent hike if you want to get a few hours in but you don't want to go very far out of town. The flowers were blooming when I went (late July). It's pretty open so bring a decent amount of water, especially if you have a pup. The view at the end is nice.
Dirt road all the way; decent altitude gain but stretched out so no steps; ends at overlook to C Divide good place to picnic. . Even ok to do solo Not too hot if go early.
Easy trail with nice views of Boulder Canyon at the end. Expect to get a lot of sun, perfect for a nice fall day!
Easy but pretty trail, approx 5 miles. Starts flat & easy gets a little steeper later. You will see an abandoned sawmill on left side, pass a meadow, aspen grove & climb up to Boulder Canyon Overlook. Nice place to grab snack, enjoy the view of Continental Divide on one side. Even in Feb with some snow on trail it was pretty so will have to revisit in spring/ summer see if there are any wild flowers in the meadow.
This is a nice out and back hike with a gradual incline the first half. Nice scenes along the way including an old barn. Started early in the morning, so no one on the trail but by mid morning it had gotten busy. Nice parking area and facilities. Dogs on leashes
This is definitely a trail with no shade and big with bikers.
But in a great April - aka, little snow, and warm days to dry any rain storms in the mud
Took the pups on the hike, pretty easy, can get the hearrate up a smidge as you head for the "summit"
Cute benches along the way and as well at the top!
There are a good amount of spots for parking, assuming it gets crazy during hte summer.
They have also completed the connector trail between the walker ranch and this stop so you could add a 1.7 to the trail if you need to park elsewhere.