Royal Arch Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Start on Chautauqua trail by the ranger station. After crossing a grassy meadow you enter a pine forest. Start paying attention to signs for Royal Arch as a number of other trails branch off. You know you're going the right way when you get to the flagstone staircase.
Great day hike! The views are beautiful throughout!
Great trail definitely challenging but worth the view. Everyone on the trail was friendly and helpful.
Very rocky. Dogs everywhere. Most without leashes. Can be dangerous because people let their dogs wander away and they can be a trip hazard. Need more leash law signs.
It was beautiful. The review says this trail is hard, but actually it's not, at all. Easy and quick.
I love this hike, moderately difficult to start with a nice little break before it gets hard, another little break, hard again, then you're there!
the only downside is it's extremely popular, you can get stuck behind large groups up and down and dozens of people are usually at the arch...
They are doing some minor work on this trail but make it really easy for you to find the detour. Better than any stair master, this trail is amazing and hard.
A few steep sections, but not extreme. Great views of Boulder and out to Denver on a clear day. A fun trail that doesn't take that long from Chatauqua,
Nice little workout hike. Very steep and challenging in parts, but overall not too difficult. Great views, but a lot of people.
Short hike, but a lot of climbing! Beautiful views! Loved it!
Challenging but worth it. Bring water.