First and Second Flatiron Hike

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First and Second Flatiron Hike is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and rock climbing and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1443 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

Directions from Highway 36: Take the Baseline Road exit and travel west toward the mountains. Follow Baseline Road 1.5 miles passed the entrance for Chautaugua Park to the Gregory Canyon Trailhead. Turn left into the parking lot on a dirt road. A parking fee is charged at this trailhead for vehicles not registered in Boulder County or not displaying a Boulder Resident Permit. Permits can be obtained at the trailhead or at the Chautaugua Park Rangers Cottage.

hiking
13 hours ago

Pretty muddy for the first .4 miles then nice afterwards. Get here early for parking, the trail became bottlenecked and crowded a few times, but all worth the views!

hiking
20 hours ago

Went on this hike a couple of days ago with a group of friends. Hike was relatively easy and the scenery was beautiful. The trail is straightforward and easy to follow. Would recommend to anyone looking for a hike around Boulder, CO. Only reason for 4 stars was because the trail was relatively crowded, but still and overall amazing experience.

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hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful view. Tough climbing. Cool crevices to explore along the way.

This hike is great, it really felt like you were exploring, climbing a mountain. The start was a bit nasty, just a steep climb through mud and snow but once you are up on the trail it is great. Not too difficult a hike for a very rewarding elevation change and view at the top. We went all the way to the peak and found ourselves in 5 feet of snow in mid-May, would recommend stopping after you crest The first peak and get the great view to the south. Had a ton of fun, inexperienced hikers can enjoy!

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hiking
11 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike- and so much to explore! There were tons of different boulder fields and climb-able rocks. So much so that we all decided to go back the next day just to explore more! The beginning of the hike is quite boring though, so stick with it because it is so worth it! Also I felt this was an intermediate hike at best, really not too challenging.

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hiking
14 days ago

In my opinion it was not as hard as stated- definitely highly trafficked by people. Gets a bit of a scramble near the top.

hiking
15 days ago

It was a difficult start for us because we aren't used to the Colorado elevation, but it was well worth it. The views are beautiful.

hiking
20 days ago

This was a great hike. there were quite a few hikers and it was not easy to find a place to park. There is severe traffic congestion due to construction at the trailhead. i would advise parking on one of the side streets and walking to the park.

20 days ago

Definitely a good workout but the end result was kind of underwhelming. Much nicer views on the way up :)