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Wouldn’t say is hard- solid moderate. Short. Trail crosses rock slide which is fantastic. Trail takes you to back of first flatiron, which cool, is bit of anticlimax...

on Royal Arch Trail

trail running
3 days ago

On a beautiful Sunday, it was relatively calm and I had the trail to myself for large portions of the trip although traffic increased toward late morning. Packed snow after the final creek crossing and used traction for most of the ascent. Removed for the downclimbing rock scramble 'cause the rocks were clear then put them back on for the last portion to the Arch. Repeated on the descent.

on Green Mountain Loop

5 days ago

Beautiful morning with a nice amount of snow and a little ice. Bring your spikes.

Beautiful trail. Not as easy during winter due to no sun. snow takes longer to melt causing the trail to be muddy and icy in some places.

cool. nice views.
a lot people trail running, so might be good for that

windy at top. amazing views.
nice cool hike

Easy relaxed hike.

been there twice last 2 weeks.
bring microspikes. it will make your hike safer and easier. by the end is windy, amazing views. few people hiking it in November.

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike! Yaktraxs are an absolute must as a majority of the trail is covered in ice. Make sure you take your time; we saw some people slip and fall and it’s easy to get hurt. Although they weren’t wearing spikes those that were were still using caution. It’s well worth it once you get to the top!

hiking
20 days ago

Some mud but not problematic. A little past halfway we put on micro spikes for slush/ice/packed snow. After that, just before the arch, we came to a stretch where we stopped to take the spikes off. There were more hikers up there today, Thanksgiving, without spikes than with, but we were happy we brought them and others commented they wish they had them. It would have been a slower hike with lots of slipping especially on the steep parts.

Wasn’t hard to follow the trail but use the All Trails app to stay on track as there are some ambiguous forks.

Parking lot is crazy busy with fees required in summer months. Restrooms are at ranger station at the parking lot trailhead. Busy at the lower section, lots of dogs.

Arch is cool and worth the trek, wouldn’t rave about the view - just the front range with former Rocky Flats site at center stage. Views of Boulder are nice as you come back to parking lot.

Very pretty. Slick in a lot of places. Was easier with spikes on.

hiking
23 days ago

Impossible without spikes. The trail is ice the entire way. On the plus side, the views are awesome, and we were the only people on what is a normally very busy trail.

on Green Mountain Loop

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful trail. Tough trail, a lot of uphill and tricky footing in places. Worth the climb for sure. Beautiful views! Be sure you have plenty of water.

hiking
24 days ago

did this a few years ago so going off of memory! I remember loving the views at the top but it was more difficult than I thought it would be. it is a crowded trail for good reasons. we hiked it during July and got stuck it two afternoon thunderstorms, looking back it's funny, but I remember being cold/wet then dry/hot! but that's not that unusual for Boulder

This was a perfect short morning hike. I went on fresh snow with out crampons and it was a tiny bit slippery but definitely doable in my hiking boots. Beautiful overlook just at the end of woods Quarry- especially with the snow! Definitely recommend

hiking
26 days ago

A great short hike. A little icy in places after snow.

Currently packed snow and ice on most of the trails. Microspikes recommended.

hiking
1 month ago

Tough trail for beginners. Definately a good workout. This is also a very popular trail.

hiking
1 month ago

A fantastic climb with a great summit.

Beautiful trail with some nice views near the top. The Flatirons are really cool-looking peaks! The trail is really well maintained and manageable to walk on, even during the steeper points. Lots of switchbacks toward the top made the ascent easier than I anticipated. Only one very brief scrambly section.

We stopped at the very top of the second Flatiron (the trail seemed to peter out a few meters behind it) and came down via Bluebaird Trail. Passed lots of other people in the morning, but no congestion.

Short and steep, a good workout, with some good views. Not so crowded, but it was a weekday in early November.

Awesome hike. Not overwhelming hard but tough for moderately in-shape folks. Mostly climbing steps. Gorgeous view at the top.

trail running
1 month ago

Did this once - exhausted. Trying for the 5 peaks of Boulder's skyline next year!

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was not super tough. I would highly recommend using spikes. I did not and was fine. Just watch where you’re stepping. Though my wife did use spikes and said she felt much more comfortable coming back down. There was an incident with a dislocated hip. Not sure if it was from a fall or whatnot, but it is better to be safe than sorry. As you get further up trail you run between dry land/rocks and icy areas. The end is def worth the hike up. Just be careful!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike. Leg burner for sure!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. well maintained and not much traffic on the trail today because of the cold may be. But the parking lot is full as there are lot of trails starting at the same place. I have parked on a close by street. It snowed a bit while I was there and it was beautiful

gnarly trail, view at top legendary

lit trail, scaled the face

sick trail

large crowds, leg burner, beautiful trail and views

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