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 rated as moderate. 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.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Dirt road all the way; decent altitude gain but stretched out so no steps; ends at overlook to C Divide good place to picnic. . Even ok to do solo Not too hot if go early.