Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

This hike is moderate to hard as it’s uphill the whole time but is short in distance! The views at the top are totally worth it. Some steep parts make it a little tricky for my dog but she made it. Love doing this hike and running the road part back down (about 2/3 of the way back down)!

opening screen says trail is moderate, but then once inside the specific trail it says hard(which is way more accurate). But that being said, absolutely gorgeous hike! the view is absolutely stunning!

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.

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2 days 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
5 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!!!

awesome hike, well worth it

hiking
6 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
7 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.

hiking
10 days ago

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

hiking
11 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.

Definitely challenging so worth the views!

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.

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

Great trail! Great views and challenging

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike! A lot of people but everyone is friendly! Make sure to get there early for a parking spot. If you park in the neighborhood, don’t be a jerk and block someone’s driveway.

on Royal Arch Trail

23 days ago

Great workout!

Great hike the views at the top are well worth it. Trying to find a parking spot is a challenge!

hiking
24 days ago

We hiked 3/31. Brought our dog, who did great. Got there around 11am and lots of hikers were already on the trail. Was snowy and icy near the top, which made for a challenging descent. The vertical climb was challenging but views were rewarding. Lots of other dogs along the way.

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful scenery and a good challenge

hiking
25 days ago

Hiked 4/27. Beautiful and difficult hike. You’re basically on a stair stepper the whole way up! Got to trail around 10:30 and there were plenty of other hikers around but it was never cramped. The arch at the top is worth the climb!

Pretty difficult considering the snow, mud, slush, and ice. However, totally worth it when you get to the top! I will be returning when the trail is dry.

hiking
29 days ago

Great hike, a little harder then we were thinking. Brought two labs along, they got muddy but the Arch gave a nice view and a great place to sit and eat a little snack. The hike it self was out and back, the way there being mostly up hill. I thought it was "moderate" but definitely some slippery rocks this time of year. Wish i had worn my hiking boots, no my old tennis shoes.

Gorgeous hike. Can be heavy traffic on the weekend but still not bad. The view is worth the hike.

Beautiful day on the trail. Even though this is ranked moderate it’s a tough one. The views from the arch are incredible.

Awesome hike! The climb was a fun challenge. Be ready for a crowd.

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