Meyers Homestead Trail

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Meyers Homestead Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately 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

birding

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

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.

14 days ago

We were out here last Sunday. There are nice wide trails and the view at the end is lovely. No ice or snow yet.

1 month ago

Easily done in two hours and there are several benches with great views along the way. Saw elk and deer just off the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Saw no lions but beautiful scenery and a nice aerobic day. Enjoyed a picnic there afterwards

hiking
3 months ago

I did this trail on a Sunday in September. Started around 9:30a and finished around 11:30/45 (with about a 15 minute meditation at the top.) This trail is definitely a good one for everyone in terms of the actual trail not being at all technical. On the way up, you do get into a few moderately strenuous inclines, but, nothing too serious. The way down was quick and breezy. Tons of wildflowers. Would recommend going in the morning or late afternoon when the flowers open up. I would say about 1/3 of the trail is shaded so bring sunscreen and a lot of water, especially if you're choosing to go on a hotter day. All in all, I'd definitely go back. I would also recommend this hike to the "non-hiker," visitors and new to Colorado hikers. A nice 5.2 miles. (No water)

3 months ago

Nice short hike with a steady incline at the end. Saw a small mountain lion on the way back and was alone so that scary and kind of exciting at the same time. Not too busy and found parking.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. Maybe saw 10 people in 3 hours on a Sunday!! Just how I want it. Perfect length for 1 yo lab. Plenty of parking and restrooms at the trail head a huge plus. Will do again.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Go all out on the way back down....6 or 7 decent jumps if you go all out!!!!! Soooo much fun

hiking
4 months ago

Nice easy hike. Gets a little more challenging the last .3 of a mile. Great overlook at the top. Lots of wildflowers. Saw squirrels and hummingbirds but no other wildlife.

4 months ago

Exactly what we were looking for. Pretty easy trail for our newb friend and beautiful wildflowers and views.

hiking
5 months ago

The scenery is nice - Lots of wild flowers. Nice overlook at the end.
The difficulty is easy - Trail or road is 6-8ft wide and smooth dirt. A 5 year old in tennis shoes could do it.
It is truly more a walking trail than hiking trail.

6 months ago

Did this trail a few weeks ago. It was pretty, very easy hike. The end view was a little disappointing mostly because there are some trees obstructing the view, but you can still get some great pictures around them.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

One of my favorite trails in Colorado. Good length, nice views, and lush

hiking
6 months ago

Super green right now, moderate slope all the way up, nice bench with a good view at the top of the trail! Pretty neat!

hiking
6 months ago

hiked this on memorial day 2017. it was empty! hidden gem (but could also be because bolder boulder was going on). only saw 1 person on way up and maybe 4 on way down (closer to lunch time).

the trail begins in a lot with plenty of parking, restrooms, and picnic tables.

I would say this is an easy moderate. the incline at the end wasn't too terrible to get to fantastic views. my husband and I are average shape and it took us 2.5 hours round trip (1.5 up, 1 down). decent coverage from the sun but I'd still bring sunscreen. overall great short hike outside of boulder!

hiking
8 months ago

We probably met about 20 people on the trail and we were the only one at the destination. It was amazing to have the 360 degree view all to ourselves. The trail was wide, open, and very gentle steady climb - most of the times you do not even know that you are going up - except for the last 0.5 miles. The trail was very well maintained. There were some flowers along the trail but it was probably too early. As some one said, this is a real hidden gem!

hiking
8 months ago

Well-maintained, steadily but gently sloping upward trail with a spectacular view of the Indian Peaks at the end. Definitely on the easy side of Moderate, we thought. There was almost nobody on the trail on the Saturday we were there...hidden gem!

hiking
9 months ago

Trailhead has parking lot with picnic tables and BBQ pits. Double track trail. Mostly sun/wind exposure. Easy elevation gain. Not highly trafficked Wednesday afternoon mid February. View at the end partially blocked by trees. Not a very exciting trail but nice and leisurely. (Keep in mind I didn't go during wildflower season or the fall color change.) Would be great for trail running.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

It's a decent hike if you want to get a few hours in but you don't want to go very far out of town. The flowers were blooming when I went (late July). It's pretty open so bring a decent amount of water, especially if you have a pup. The view at the end is nice.

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Solid.

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