Flatirons (The)

NileGuide Expert Says:

Hiking the Flatirons is the quintessential Boulder experience.

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3198 Broadway (Parks Department)
Boulder, CO 80302

NileGuide Expert tip:

Some of the best views of the Flatirons can be seen from Chautauqua Park, where many trails into the foothills begin.


If you fly into Denver airport, the famous foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Flatirons, are undoubtedly the first things you'll notice. The Flatirons provide exceptional hiking, bouldering, and climbing, with rock grades ranging from easy to world-class. Different angles of these iconic mountains can be seen from various spots around the town, and of course an incredible view of the town can be seen by hiking or climbing up the Flatirons. Their red sandstone slabs provide a dramatic background for the town and images of the Flatirons are a ubiquitous symbol of the town of Boulder.


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