Prairie Vista Trail

EASY 12 reviews

Prairie Vista Trail is a 2.1 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles
187 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing


mountain biking


trail running



wild flowers

This 2.8-mile trail is an aggressive hiking trail that takes trail users along a scenic route of the Big Sioux River. A suspension bridge goes over the river where the majority of the trail is located. This trail winds along with the Big Sioux on one side and a large prairie area on the other. A pretty impressive hill provides an awe-inspiring view. The archery trail connects to this trail. Park visitors may want to do a treasure hike using a GPS unit to find coordinates set by park staff. Horseback riders can access the trail from their own designated parking lot. Snowmobilers can take advantage of the trail during the winter months.

3 months ago

*Main trail description is inaccurate/for a totally different trail.* Short, approachable trail for a quick hike. Good for kids, especially if you return via the southern half of the Flatirons Vista Trail loop, which ends near a pond, where kids can watch for tadpoles and frogs. Beautiful views and wildflowers, but few opportunities for shade, unless you step off the trail. If you’re waking, you also have to dodge the occasional mountain biker or horseback rider. Public restrooms at the trailhead and a $5 parking fee. Parking lot tends to fill up on the weekends.

3 months ago

Nice easy walk, filled with beautiful wildflowers, just gorgeous

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Not sure who wrote this description, but they are way off: about the only thing correct is that it's near Boulder. It's an easy little walk in open space.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The description of this trail is not correct what so ever. I think it's for a different trail in another state. This is a very easy trail that you can turn into a loop by continuing onto flatirons vista north trail. This trail is best in eary June with all the wildflowers.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Someone should change the description as it totally incorrect. There is no river, bridge, or archery trail and certainly no snowmobiling. Livestock is allowed to graze here so step carefully ;) Really just a short option to the FV Trail but nice.

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