Royal Arch Trail

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Royal Arch Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1637 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

Start on Chautauqua trail by the ranger station. After crossing a grassy meadow you enter a pine forest. Start paying attention to signs for Royal Arch as a number of other trails branch off. You know you're going the right way when you get to the flagstone staircase.

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exhausting and tough but I love this hiking trail! the view is amazing

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My friend and I completed this last spring and thoroughly enjoyed it. The views are worth five stars, however, we also got a bit confused with trails and felt it was not always clear where you were going so that's why it got four. Still, would absolutely recommend it....and getting a little lost can be fun too.

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Took us about 2 1/2 hours..a great hike with great views at the top! Worth the incline to get there

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Well marked trail. Like how rocks created trail/stairs. Good workout. Busy.