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The definitive Boulder workout. One of the first to try if you are only here for a short while!

Lots of snow this morning! Make sure you are prepared if hiking in the snow. About half the trail I was second person then almost all of Flagstaff on the way back down was breaking trailhead. Snow ranged from 2-3" to about 8"-10" deep at points. Waterproof boots are a must. I did wear spikes but didn't really need them for the most part. Not a ton of views due to currently snowfall. But there were several spots where it was still very pretty despite minimal views. I would def do this trail again when it isn't snowing. Worth the hike for sure.

Great trail and beautiful views.

Amazing fog this am with snow flakes. Trails dry with friendly people and amazing views. Happy Thursday m8y's Oiiiii

Lots of steps up (45 min) but worth the reward. Easy hike down.

Great views of Boulder. Decently trafficked by people and easy to find the trail. Around the peak it does get pretty rocky so good shoes and sure footing is highly recommended. Haven’t hiked in awhile and did the loop in a 1 1/2 hours with a longer break at the top.

Gorgeous trail. Strongly disagree with the "hard" rating-- it's difficult for a relatively short period of time, so I think it's more in the moderate category. It was actually rated moderate on alltrails until about a month or two ago.. not sure why it was changed.

This trail is short, energizing and has better views than some of the even harder trails in Boulder.

If you are going to do this hike as a loop , I would recommend going up Mount Sanitas and returning Sanitas Valley .

Great hike.

A great jaunt from Chautauqua if you don't have very much time and still want to get an awe inspiring hike in. You won't really get a view, but certainly worth the hike

Great local hike. Lots of doggos on the trail enjoying the best of life.

Fun trail for a quick hike. Clean and not too tough.

A little steep going downhill but the stone chairs are fun and the view of boulder is very pretty! I’d recommend using the app’s “record” feature because there are a lot of trails that break off along the way.

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20 days ago

This was a good hike. Pretty steep right from the get go. We took a lot of breaks. Good views along the way. Not overly crowded on the trail, but parking was pretty hard to come by on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Coming back up from the river was the hardest part for me. All in all, 4 hours well spent.

This is a great little hike. It’s pretty steep and gets the heart pumping. There are great views of Boulder along the way, and spectacular views from the top. Definitely worth the climb.

Definitely and amazing view once you get to the top. Hiked this trailed multiple times! The trail tends to get extremely muddy and slippery after a snow day, but well worth the challenge!

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21 days ago

This is a nice hike to take sea level visitors if you question their ability to hike Royal Arch or the 1st and 2nd Flatirons hikes. While the summit isn't as impressive as the other two, the views of Boulder are impressive and the stone couch and chairs are fun.

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23 days ago

This was my first hike after moving from the midwest. It was a nice trail, took the dog with us, got my heart rate going right off the bat and we took it nice and slow. Probably not the best first hike for someone who hasn't hiked much, we didn't make it all the way to the end, but we will next time!

pretty short, but intense hike going up. cool views of Boulder

The steepness makes it feel a lot longer than it is. We made the mistake of not bringing a water bottle. Decent views

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26 days ago

Amazing view!

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27 days ago

Nice trail, not far from homes. Good, steep ascent. Added Red Rocks trail to make for a 4.5 mile hike.

on Red Rocks Trail

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27 days ago

Added it on to the Mt. Sanitas loop to make the hike longer (4 1/2 total). Nice way to start. Parking lot had plenty of space at 8 am.

a few too many road crossings for my taste. saw plenty of mule deer towards the begining of the hike. got a bit slippery with ice and snow which made it slow going.

Love this hike. Breathtaking views valley

nice short hike

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1 month ago

Nice trail for a leisurely stroll. Super short but beautiful at the top. Great for a short morning walk. Kid-friendly!

very nice trail just very crowded and parking costs 3.00 every two hours or so, starts all uphill then kinda eases towards the end

great views, well groomed path

Loved this trail, very rocky and deep going up. I would say it’s tough for sure. The views were great and several places to stop for pictures. Pretty crowded when we went, on a weekday during mid morning. We didn’t come from valley, we took the mount Sanitas trail and it was hard!

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