Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Boulder with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
16 hours ago

Hiked this on 5/8/18 it was amazing! The weather was great and the views perfect

hiking
16 hours ago

This was our first hike since moving to Colorado, and we LOVED it! Definitely has some trickier parts, with climbing up rocks, but it was a really fun, rewarding hike. It was foggy when we did it, so we didn’t get to see the view from the top, but we’re definitely going to make this hike again.

hiking
3 days ago

Great hike! Got there at 7 in the morning and barely found a parking spot. Which had me worried but the traffic on the hike was non existent at this time. I didn’t notice many people until I was done at 10. I feel the difficulty is rated a little high on this. Nice steady incline with a couple spots to recover on the way up and along with that it’s well covered with shade. The hike offers a lot more than just the arch to enjoy. A must do hike if you ask me!!!

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful trail showcasing all the beautiful life spring in Colorado has to offer. Great workout and views, my dog loved it!

Excellent hike with incredible 360 views

awesome hike, well worth it

hiking
5 days ago

Overall this was a good workout, trail is well marked, and you get a pretty good view for being so close to the city. Some parts are a little difficult for a four legged friend; however, there is a lot of shade which was nice. There is also some water throughout to help keep the pups cool. From the parking lot with the ranger station if you follow chautauqua trail it’s a 4 mile hike total. I hiked this Tuesday morning and started before 8am, the later it got the more crowded it became

hiking
5 days ago

Super fun on the way up with some difficulty but the view is very much worth it! The way back down is super fast too

Perfect hike to get views quick. Stair-master-like trip up and quick trip down.

Good hike to take visitors with a great view! Very cool to climb up and be able to see all of the 14’ers (assuming it’s not cloudy) from the map on top of the rocks.

Bring a camera! Amazing views and even more amazing people in and around Boulder.

This hike was awesome but very hard, especially for this Floridian. Had to stop about 57 times along the way so I didn’t have a heart attack, but it was worth it once I made it to the top! I’d do this trail again.

Hiked this trail today and what an amazing experience! It was raining so not a lot of people on the trail. 80% of the trail is incline so be prepared for a lot of incline climbing. Even though it was raining the views were incredible and got to see two creeks along the way. Definitely a must if you are in Boulder. Oh and this trial is really about 4.4 miles and it takes about 3 hours.

hiking
8 days ago

Super cool trail! We did the Arch, then went over and hiked up to the 1st iron

hiking
10 days ago

What a great hike! My only advice would be to get there early. The trails get busy quickly! I would recommend starting your hike no later than 8:30.

Great hike! Beautiful views the whole way and well marked trail. Went today after work and no mud, trail is in great shape.

Nice little hike on a Monday. They're working on parts of the trail. I could see it being busy on weekends. Not too difficult, great views

We hiked right after the rain and snow but it was pretty easy to navigate. Slippery in spots. Beautiful views all the way up!! Some rocks to maneuver the closer you get to summit. Loved it!

beautiful trail that is crazy close to town without feeling like it! only wish it was a little less crowded, i had gone on a weekday and still was met wtih a bunch of congestion in the first mile or so. Can't imagine what a summer hike on the weekends would be like here

Definitely challenging so worth the views!

This trail is tough! But the views are worth the climb. It was fairly crowded when I started but it thins out the further you get.

Great, challenging hike. Trails are well marked and maintained. Get there early (before 8am) because the place gets crowded. Tons of uphill but the hike to the Arch is more than worth it.

When we got to the Goat Trailhead, we saw so many "first responders." We just thought they were there for training. Goat trail was steep, and could be very slippery if you do not have a good pair of hiking shoes. With the inflexible ankle that led to poor balance, there were so many risky areas. I gave up at 2/3 of the way to the top. Later I found out that a person fell 700 ft on the Goat Trail just before our arrival at the trailhead.

Fun moderate hike but a little crowded at the arch. Not a lot of room for photos or to sit for a bit.

Super steep, but worth it. We brought along our four legged friend and it was a bit of a struggle when we were in some pretty rocky terrain. Jagged rocks were tough on paws.

Short, but steep (and sweet). It's worth going all the way to the end of the trail, almost to the top of the first flatiron, for views over Boulder and third flatiron as well as of mountains deeper in the range.

Great trail! Great views and challenging

hiking
21 days ago

It was a perfect day to hike this trail although it was somewhat crowded. Fairly steep hike most of the trail rocky or with boulders mostly toward the end. Way to many bugs by the summit, suggesting bug repellent.
The view is great and the ponderosa pines are pretty nice

21 days ago

Great trail, spectacular views. Parking is easy. Last 1/2 mile is definitely more difficult but the moderate rating is fair for this hike.

Great trail, but we hiked on a cloudy day and it started raining when we reached the summit. Go on a clear day when you can see at the top! Easy at the start, more moderate toward the end.

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