Flagstaff Road Trail

MODERATE 136 reviews
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Flagstaff Road Trail is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

views

hiking
9 days ago

This was a fun hike, but the last little bit in Gregory Canyon was full of ice and pretty treacherous! Definitely get a pair of ice cleats for that part.

hiking
9 days ago

Definitely, one of my favorite moderate medium range hikes. Gorgeous views, challenging sections, and at top there is a park and an amphitheater. You have to cross some roads on your way up. If hiking in winter I really suggest ice cleats as there is A LOT of ice on steep parts. The ice makes it treacherous but fun and interesting ha!

2 months ago

Actually off leash ok- see Boulder's voice and sight control program: https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/dog-regulations-by-area

3 months ago

I would rate this easy to moderate. Going up I felt was much easier than Mt. Sanitas. Coming down Gregory Canyon was slightly tougher but not bad. You do cross flagstaff road several times, where you'll see a few cars and lots of cyclists.great views of the higher peaks from the lookout point at the top.

4 months ago

Great trail with some challenging parts. Only downside was the road noise but what do you expect from a road trail?!

hiking
5 months ago

Kinda boring. Also it was confusing at the top as to how to complete the loop. Once was enough.

hiking
6 months ago

Very nice and moderate hike

hiking
6 months ago

Good trail, beautiful views; not too crowded. Steep in parts with lots of rocks in the trail, but fine with a walking stick. $5 parking fee at all adjacent local parking lots and along the road.

6 months ago

Really nice. I liked that it was a loop. Kind of a grinder heading up, but worth it. A wide variety of terrain and views. I didn't love crossing Flagstaff road so many times on the way down, but I guess that is why it is named. It came out to almost exactly 5 miles for us- we did walk around a bit extra up by Artist's Point and Flagstaff Peak.

hiking
6 months ago

Seemed more like moderate to hard IMO. Good views of Chataqua.

7 months ago

Watch out for poison ivy. Views East are pretty good, not all that great to the West (trees block a lot of it). A few rock garden sections but not difficult at all.

7 months ago

Beautiful hike, easy to moderate difficulty, most covered with good options to veer off to increase or decrease intensity. Great for dogs too since there's trashcans, streams for them to cool off, and it's mostly covered and cool. Would definitely go again!

hiking
7 months ago

Just did this hike the other day. The Fitbit indicated the trail mapped out is closer to 5.5 miles start to finish. Fantastic views out to the west when you make it to the top.

7 months ago

Great views. Not difficult technically, but it's a healthy workout on the way up, esp if you're adjusting to altitude. Wear good shoes. Occasional wet/muddy spots after rain earlier in the week.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail keeps you moving, has some challenges to it but overall a great hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail for beginning level hikers. It can be lengthened or shortened depending on where you enter at or branch off too. Trail was clear, well maintained, maybe 1-3 spots that were wet or muddy. A few areas where good shoes with decent grip will be appreciated, but over all very nice. 4.23.17

9 months ago

There is a $5 parking fee

11 months ago

Amazing Continental Divide Views

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Loved this trail. Ended up hiking the first flatiron half way through. Challenging toward the top, but worth it!

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

The multiple road crossings at the beginning was unfortunate, but we took this to Ute to Gregory Canyon. It was always pretty and was a fun hike. Parking was limited at the first trailhead so go early or plan to park farther along the trail.

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