Mesa Trail

MODERATE 109 reviews

Mesa Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until July. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

6.9 miles 1512 feet Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From Denver, north on 93, left on 170 just south of Boulder. A mile or two to parking on the left.

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8 days ago

5 miles, moderate, poor trail conditions when wet. Beautiful views of Devil's Thumb area and Shanahan Ridge in S Boulder. From South Mesa Trailhead in Eldorado Canyon, I went up Mesa Trail, took a right onto Upper Big Bluestem, through the gate, then up to the left, staying on UPPER Big Bluestem, on up to Mesa Trail, then left down back to the trailhead and parking. Parking fee for non-Boulder County vehicles.

9 days ago

One of my favorite hikes in boulder!! I love how this trail has less hikers than some of the others at Chautauqua. Gorgeous views, some shade and places to stop and get water when needed. I love hiking this with my pup!

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18 days ago

Great trail for a day's hike! We parked in the lot off Eldorado Springs Dr and planned on hiking to Chautaqua, but Mesa Trail is closed at the Shanahan fork. If we were feeling ambitious we could have hiked Fern Canyon to Shadow Canyon and then back to our car, but we decided we had enough hike for the day and hiked down Shanahan Ridge to get catch and UBER ride back to our car.

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1 month ago

Nice trail. You have to pay to park to use the trail.

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5 months ago

I think it's good for the beginners. It was a beautiful trail when I went there in the end of April.

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7 months ago

The best.

7 months ago

Did Mesa to homestead trail nice loop, sunny on Mesa side...