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Flatirons 1 & 2 - Boulder Mountain Park, CO

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 2.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,687 feet
Elevation Gain 1,420 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,440 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 7.7
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150  2015-09-20
Colorado Fall Colours - Sep2015
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2  2014-11-07 Booneman
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep
Sun  6:48am - 4:43pm
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Chautauqua / Bluebell Mesa
Chautauqua / Bluebell Mesa
0.0 mi away
1.5 mi
484 ft
Baseline Trail - Boulder Mountain Park
0.0 mi away
0.6 mi
165 ft
Meadow Trail - Boulder Mountain Park
0.1 mi away
0.4 mi
129 ft
Ski Jump Trail
0.2 mi away
0.4 mi
180 ft
Royal Arch Trail
0.2 mi away
3.2 mi
1,300 ft
Amphitheater Trail - Boulder Mountain Park
0.5 mi away
0.4 mi
519 ft
Panorama Point
0.7 mi away
1.7 mi
250 ft
Ute and Range View Trails
1.1 mi away
1.0 mi
140 ft
Ute / Range View Loop
1.4 mi away
1.0 mi
140 ft
Bear Peak Loop
1.4 mi away
6.2 mi
2,998 ft
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From Chautauqua Park, follow the Chautauqua trail straight toward the peak as it leads uphill through a grassy meadow. The trail begins on a wide, graded path through open space past connections for the Ski Jump (.2 miles) and Bluebell Mesa (.3 miles) trails to the Bluebell-Baird Trail junction (.6 miles). Go left, then immediately right at this 3-way fork toward Flatiron #1. The trail splits quickly again for Flatiron #1 (.7 miles) simply follow the signs right and continue on steep switchbacks across a talus field up the trail. The trail curls up a final set of switchbacks to the back of Flatiron #1 and its official end at the Saddle Rock Trail split (1.4 miles, 7,142 ft). From here a short scramble leads up to an alcove behind Flatiron #1 with panoramas across Boulder's back range and Continental Divide.

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    Go west on Baseline Road from Route 36 in Boulder until you see signs for Chautauqua Park. The parking area will be on your left.
    page created by Booneman on Nov 10 2014 8:02 pm
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