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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Amazing views and good difficulty. definitely made these east coast lungs get a workout!

Awesome - views all the way up

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2 days ago

great views at the end. Trail gets crowded and some parts are pretty vertical, but a lot of fun. Parking is a nightmare.

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2 days ago

Great hike, probably my new favorite if looking for not too long of a hike. Definitely very steep - be sure to bring water 1st half provides very little shade. Awesome views from the top, worth the hike up. Pretty crowded even during the week. Enjoy!!

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3 days ago

great views at the top went on a Tuesday and there was a few people on the trail would probably be very busy on weekends challenging trail for sure

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3 days ago

Challenging hike, but worth the rest at the top. We went on a Sunday and there was a lot of foot traffic so seeing everything at the arch was kind of difficult since there were so many people. I'd recommend getting there early or during the week!

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3 days ago

I went on a Monday morning and it wasn't too crowded going up; however, it started getting a little crowded coming back down. The end was a really cool view; however, it was definitely a difficult hike. It was nice for dogs!

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