Mesa Trail

MODERATE 117 reviews

Mesa Trail is a 7.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back 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.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1853 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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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27 days ago

There were loads of wild flowers. Beautiful!

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3 months ago

Hiked with two girlfriends and two small dogs. The trail was moderately trafficked. Lots of smiling faces and dogs. We would definitely do this hike again.

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3 months 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.

3 months 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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3 months ago

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3 months 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.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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

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