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Tenderfoot Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.6 mi Elevation gain 275 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Walking Running Forest Views Wildlife Fee
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Getting There

$5 parking fee

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

Realization Point parking lot off of Flagstaff Road

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Melissa Santorelli
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Easy walk - really windy & smoky today

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Miranda Sullivan
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HikingGreat!

Great simple hike! Pretty views all around you

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Heather Scott
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Olivia Oleson
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HikingGreat!

Fun hike with the littles (1.5 year old in a pack and a 3.5 year old) and beautiful views! Just be mindful of trail safety if you are with kids, there's a big drop off/steep slope on one side of the trail in places, so kiddos need to watch where they step :) we loved it!

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Theresa Joy
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fantastic views

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Erin Kennedy
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Easy hike with pretty views. Crowded on weekends.

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Trey Trey Williams
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HikingGreat!

Short easy hike. All levels can do it. I personally think the view is better along the way instead of the overlook spot. Drive up was pretty and multiple overlooks along the way. Parking is limited and busy on the weekends.

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Alex Jernigan
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Great day for a hike. We saw a couple of deer while walking this trail. Our dog was afraid of the thunder so we had to go out and back as opposed to doing the loop. Good shade and plenty of wild flowers.

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Jamie P
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Beautiful views! Perfect for kids! We went with two toddlers, and a six year old and they loved it! It was a bit more than 1.6 miles and over 400 ft elevation gain per my apple watch though. I would recommend it to newbies and anyone with young kids. Parking was very limited.

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Jordan Robinson
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A couple of steep inclines/declines with loose footing but overall a perfect scenic trail.

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Sabrie Niznik
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Beautiful sunny day, dry trail, amazing view.

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Lynn Marie
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5/21/20 – Short easy hike on a narrow path. There is some incline on the back-end of the hike, but nothing difficult; just enough to get your heart rate up. Saw a rafter of about 15 turkeys near the end of the trail. $5 parking fee is currently waived due to COVID-19.

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Sam Bennett
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I did not find this trail easy! It's an out and back, and if you do the full length of the trail, it's mostly downhill going in, which means that the way back up was all uphill at a pretty decent incline, especially the first half back up. Granted, I am overweight and quit smoking 4 months ago, but it was still on the harder side of moderate in my book. That being said, it's an incredible trail. Path is narrow, but the views are unbeatable! My pup and I had a blast, even if my cardio needs improvement lol.

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Savannah Boone
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Great trail, very easy. All clear. Fees are currently waved due to Covid-19.

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Danielle Latimore
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Still entirely snow-covered, not impossible with just hiking boots since the elevation gain is so small though. Very pretty views for such an easy hike!

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Elizabeth Welte
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Definitely a good trail for dry winter days - only a small amount of snow and ice but nothing hiking shoes can’t handle.

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Katie Loomis
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Trail was perfect for me along with my four and six year old. Mild spots of snow and ice, but otherwise dry with beautiful views.

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Natalie Comer
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Terrific hike if you’re wanting picture perfect views and Something short and easy to do. Lots of trails in this area off of Flagstaff to explore.

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Karen Davenport
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Poorly marked to start. Maybe it was road construction, but no parking fee however you have to walk at least .7 mile from parking lot to get to trailhead. The trail was easy and very nice. Only saw 2 other people on. Despite being nice, not sure I would hike it again due to poor signage and accessibility.

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A & S Walk
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You can check this trail from starting point to the end with short video on YouTube. “Tenderfoot Trail - Boulder, Colorado #8 ★★★★”.

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Melyssa Cicale
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Great trail, somewhat easy and great views! Cappy did a great job!

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Meghan Elizabeth
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I loved this trail! Quick and easy, with stunning views. Would be great for out-of-town guests who want a nice intro to hiking.

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Amanda Jackson
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This is a fee area ($5), please remember to keep your dogs leashed and pick up after them. This trail was clear, and clean with lots of flowers. I saw a deer in velvet and a black squirrel. At 7am, we hiked in shade.

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Michelle Armstrong
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Beautiful views, really easy hike. Great for kids & older dogs, on a cooler day.

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Jeremy Smythe
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Nice and short hike. Great views of far off snow covered montains. Great view of the front range. A good trail for those not looking for much elevation change. Wonderful moments on a skinny trail and great views below. Good for older pups too.

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Mary anne Scott
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Short and sweet hike. Easily accessible, well groomed trail. Downhill out, uphill back. One very short steep incline at finish (Divide View trail). Spotted wild turkeys on trail. Appreciated the lovely breeze and clean air. Trail was dry, with a few spots of slippery, dry gravel. Slightly buggy. Mixed sun and shade, semi-treed by pines. Two or so little splinter trails to rock outcroppings for peaceful respite. Good views. Picnic area in shade at parking lot. Well marked.

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Rob Grimaldi
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A great little hike. Brought my 3 year old niece and mom on this trail, they handled it fine. Also suggest driving up .5 miles up to the flagstaff summit and taking Ute trail down *if someone can drive back down to the start of tenderfoot where Ute ends/begins as it’s all downhill then.*

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Trevon Yep
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Great mild hike with great views. Looped boy scout trail at the end of this trail. Small pathway that opens up at the very end. Kids, dogs, and friends handled the hike well.

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Sam G
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Quiet trail that we usually do out and back, part of trail in the trees and part out open pasture

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Sweta Kolisetti
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Relaxing way hike. Pretty views. Skinny trails to start and a wider dirt road for the second half

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