South Boulder Creek: Lower Big Bluestem Trail to Mesa Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, CO and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
The Lower Big Bluestem Trail is just one of multiple trails around South Boulder Creek off of Highway 93 good for hiking, trail running, etc. This is a great area to enjoy Boulder without driving far. It is great for an easy and casual hike or trail running. Due to the 2013 flooding, some of the trail is still heavily gutted and may require some zig-zagging.
Pretty views on an easy trail. Very little, if any, shade. Saw lots of different types of butterflies. Only saw a few other hikers on this trail. Connects to several other trails so you can adjust your distance.
I started this hike from the El Dorado Springs parking lot. It's a good after work hike. Nothing spectacular; not difficult. Nice stroll.
It would be 5/5 if I didn't have to pay 5 dollars for a trail I grew up hiking on.
Wife and I used this for our first hike of the year great hike had a blast
The long haul up to the wooded part of the trail so kinda boring. Pretty decent after that.