Best trails in Boulder

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Looking for a great trail near Boulder, Utah? AllTrails has 29 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Capitol Reef National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Scorpion Wilderness Study Area or Phipps Death Hollow Natural Area. Ready for some activity? There are 14 moderate trails in Boulder ranging from 0.8 to 39.5 miles and from 4,517 to 10,088 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (29)
#1 - Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
Calf Creek Falls is one of the most well known and unique features in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The trail follows Calf Creek to the falls. Elevation change on the trail is minimal, Show more
#2 - Upper Calf Creek Falls Trail
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
This is a short hike over slickrock with cairns to show the way. Farther along the trail shows better when the rock gives way to soil. The views right from the trail register are stunning and varied Show more
#3 - Cosmic Ashtray via Volcano Trail
North Escalante Canyons Study Area
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 56 m
The Cosmic Ashtray is a difficult trail leading to a unique land formation. The hike starts out sandy and soon turns to slick rock leading to the geological wonder. It can be very hot on this unmarkedShow more
#4 - Upper Muley Twist
Capitol Reef National Park
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 5 h 4 m
The start of this trailhead is from the 4WD trail head if you start from the 2WD trailhead it would be another 4.8 miles and another 140 ft elevation gainShow more
#5 - The 100 Hands Pictographs
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 36 m
100 Hands Pictograph trail is a hike along cliffs overlooking the Escalante River the northeast. It contains three Fremont era pictograph panels along the trail, 100 hands, the Bighorn Panel and the Show more
#6 - Little Death Hollow and Wolverine Canyon Loop
North Escalante Canyons Study Area
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Length: 29.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
Little Death Hollow is absolutely fun! The slot Canyon (3 feet wide width apart on either side) goes on for several miles. The trip back up the Wolverine Canyon is breathtaking too. You trade the sofShow more
#7 - Singing Canyon Trail
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 14 m
Singing Canyon trail is known for its acoustics, that alone makes it a destination for some. However one is greeted by 80 ft. tall walls splashed with red, purple and pink colorations. It is also heShow more
#8 - Burr Trail OHV Road
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 66.1 mi
The Burr Trail road, originally a cattle trail blazed by stockman John Atlantic Burr, extends from the town of Boulder on Utah Hwy 12 to the Notom-Bullfrog Road, and continues to the Bullfrog Marina aShow more
#9 - Death Hollow
Box-Death Hollow Wilderness
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Length: 14 mi • Est. 7 h 12 m
trail as shown is just the first leg of what's generally done as a one or two overnight with car shuttle, starting by parking near the Boulder Airstrip, hiking cross country to Death Hollow, then hikiShow more
#10 - Little Death Hollow
North Escalante Canyons Study Area
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Length: 21 mi • Est. 9 h 52 m
Little Death Hollow is a 21 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
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