Explore the most popular kid 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.

Nice quick hike, pretty rocky with some steeper sections. Decent view at the top, though it was cloudy so it might be better when it’s clear. Lots of people and dogs were out on a Sunday morning.

This is a nice path to take my toddler. The gravel path along the creek still allows for an all terrain stroller easily. There are nice views through the trees.

Trail was packed with people as expected. This hike is okay for a starter hike to season but not my favorite. Did this on 5/7/18. It always seems harder than expected too.

hiking
1 day ago

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

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
1 day ago

Great casual hike. Not too hard and not many steep inclines.

trail running
3 days ago

Lots of groundhogs greeting you along the way

Loved the view on top and the wildflowers on the way up. Not too crowded. Good workout for sure.

Beautiful view of the city and great for trail running if you hike counter-clockwise!

It was steeper with more boulders than I anticipated. Good day. Good hike. A lot of people on the trail.

hiking
4 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
4 days ago

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

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
6 days ago

hiking
6 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

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.

Hike up to Mount Sanitas first to get your heart rate elevated, then loop down through Sanitas Valley as a cool down. I hiked it while it was overcast and rainy, and I didn’t mind the rain at all, in fact it made the hike more fun. Some of the trail was muddy, but still easy to traverse.

nice view and dog walk

I have hiked this many times... easy access, good views, several options to branch off.

hiking
9 days ago

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

hiking
9 days ago

we were trail training our rescue's and they got to see alot of bikes and people very busy . Will come back on a saturday.

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.

The hike itself is remarkable. A nice incline and a good day challenge. Not the biggest fan of the city overlook at the peak, but the trails leading up make up for it.

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

Beautiful wildflowers!

Only giving one star because I wanted to let people know that it’s closed today 5/9/18 for parking lot work. I’m sure it’s a lovely trail just a heads up!

Great 1st hike of the season, especially if you're not in shape because of a soft couch all winter. Bike people very respectful of walkers. Had no problems. Went on a Sunday. Good split of shade and sun.

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