Enchanted Mesa and McLintock Nature Trails

EASY 135 reviews
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Enchanted Mesa and McLintock Nature Trails is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
419 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
18 days ago

Great views and nice variety. Wildflowers and streams with sweeping Mountain Views.

6/2/2018

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views, not very busy when I went beginning of May BUT parking is terrible in the area. We had some difficulty finding a spot, a lot of visitors for the Flatirons trails I think.

hiking
2 months ago

Rock solid trail with cool landscape. Recommended for a low-key hike. Very nice.

3 months ago

Love it. Multiple trails to chose from to vary intensity

3 months ago

Mar 2 2018. Fun trail. Crowded but not too bad. It was icey and wet but manageable

5 months ago

Awesome trail!!

hiking
5 months ago

A very easy, family friendly trail. A wide dirt road leads up to the mesa, and then continues into the pine forest.

hiking
6 months ago

A great hike for the whole family that’s not too difficult. If you want more of a challenge, there’s the chance to take a couple of different other trails along the way, too. I did this one with an injured ankle and had a great time!

hiking
10 months ago

Giving 3 stars because about half of the trail is a road-like dirt/gravel path - feels more like a "walk" than hike. Aside from that, definitely an easy hike, even when it gets rocky. When you're out of the tree cover, the views of the city and mountains are beautiful.

hiking
10 months ago

The McClintock Trail is a bit steep and includes rocky terrain and stairs. The Mesa trail is graded and easier. Heavily forested and very nice in hot weather.

10 months ago

Beautiful!

10 months ago

Beautiful and diverse scenery!

11 months ago

Not a great hike, not many unique views.

hiking
11 months ago

Such a gift. Terrific for a group of almost any age and in any season. Just remember to pick up your trash and dog poop bags. Whew, nasty to see that.

11 months ago

Loved this hike!! Followed through to Woods Quarry. Amazing view from there. Very easy hike!

11 months ago

Great trail for kids and out of town guests.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful trail with wildflowers, butterflies and magpies in spring.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Great hike with the fam! Perfect for kids and lots of fun trails to choose from! We were glad that we downloaded the map that helped us get back to where we started.

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Great short hike for the whole family!

Monday, June 05, 2017

Good short hike with kids. Challenging but doable for a 4 and 5 year old.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nice easy hike with plenty of shade.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

So beautiful this time of year (really lives up to the "enchanted" title) and much less crowded than some of the other Chautauqua trails.

hiking
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Gorgeous views of Boulder. We got a little turned around where Kohler Mesa trail starts, and ended up accidentally going around that little spur. Regardless, a lovely, short hike.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sweet little loop trail. Gorgeous views!

hiking
Wednesday, October 05, 2016

pretty hike! awesome view at the top. fairly easy. pretty busy.

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Really nice quiet hike. Be cautious we saw one black bear, smelled one, and heard one in an apple tree, all close to the trail. Really cool to see, hear, and smell them but always makes me a little nervous.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Very nice, EASY hike.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Beautiful I hopped along a couple different trails. Really beautiful.

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Close to Denver. Have Lunch at Chataugha Dining Hall first. Has a small stream for first 1/2 mile from trailhead. No dogs allowed until the return on Mesa trail.

hiking
13 days ago

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