Meyers Homestead Trail

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Walker Ranch Park

Meyers Homestead Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 839 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail is part of the Walker Ranch Open Space area southwest of Boulder, Colorado. The Meyers Homestead Trail is located nine miles southwest of Boulder, Colorado. To reach the trail from Boulder, you will drive west on Baseline Road until you get to Chautauqua Park. You will continue on this road, but the name changes to Flagstaff Road and it begins to climb quite steeply. Once you reach the top of Flagstaff Road and begin downhill, start looking for the trailhead on your right. The trail is part of the Walker Ranch Open Space and is very near the much more difficult trail known as the Walker Ranch Loop Trail. Meyers Homestead Trail is also known as the Meyers Gulch Trail. It is a fairly short out-and-back trail with lots of great diversions. In the fall, it is a wonderful trail for viewing fall foliage. In the spring and fall, it is not uncommon to see a small herd of elk resting beside the trail. Another interesting feature of this trail is the historical significance of the Walker and Myers (I'm not sure why the name of the trail is spelled differently than the name of the homesteading family?) families and their contribution to the development of Boulder County. Interpretive signs along the trail point out historical and ecological places of interest. If you tour this area in the late spring and early summer, you are likely to be greeted by an abundance of colorful wildflowers.

running
5 days ago

I enjoyed this trail. It didn’t find it to be busy at all and once it started raining it was just me! The 2.6 miles out are uphill but far from unbearable and the downhill was a fun quick run. Great spot!

hiking
7 days ago

Nice easy and quick trail. Trail conditions were good and it wasn’t to busy.

hiking
bugs
7 days ago

A little buggy today, but trail as always, beautiful and it’s in great shape.

hiking
20 days ago

Great trail, fairly dry. cool lookout.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail that is pretty easy- great for a dog walk! Good views at the end, slightly windy, but no mud or snow as of 4/11

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Need spikes, but no snowshoes, although upper end of trail has snow drifts over the ankles.

hiking
icy
muddy
2 months ago

We hiked this on 3/24 and there was still a decent amount of snow. The upper parking lot had good accessibility to snow shoeing and cross country skiing and the lower parking lot had a clearly marked trail even with the snow. Would definitely recommend traction devices for the trail but we had someone not wear their’s and be fine with just their hiking boots. Only one other group on the trail so good for social distancing but saw elk pretty close to the trail so prepare for wildlife.

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Hiked Feb 19 - Traction devices required.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
4 months ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
4 months ago

Good condition! My dog loved it. Bring spikes and be careful with your ankles. And runnable !!

hiking
icy
4 months ago

Bring your spikes...

hiking
4 months ago

Some snow, some ice, little mud and a few elk!

4 months ago

great conditions on Sunday, no traction devices needed.

hiking
muddy
snow
5 months ago

Nice hike with the pup. Muddy in some areas/snow packed and icy in others. Only saw two other hikers yesterday afternoon. Gradual elevation gain, took us about 2 hours total.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
5 months ago

A great trail. The current trail conditions consist of heavy snowpack, mud, and few dry spots. But, it was still an easy hike! Gorgeous lookout at the end! Recommend for an easy hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Great easy walk in the woods. Really not a trail more of a path. Mostly southern exposure so a good fall and winter trail. We met Ed a Boulder volunteer park ranger, very friendly and told us this is a very busy trail in the summer.

hiking
6 months ago

We thought this was a very nice hike to get your heart rate up a bit and not worrying too much about footing. The scenery was pretty, but didn't find it overly remarkable. If you are in a moderate level of shape, this should be rather easy. Otherwise, there were a few points that made is a tad strenuous for newbies, especially with a level of new fallen snow to trudge through. I thought it was a nice little workout. In and out in 2 hours.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice quiet hike, pretty views at the end. Relatively easy to accomplish.

hiking
8 months ago

Mountain biking - I found some spots steep but manageable. Make sure brakes are strong for the way down.

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