Peak: Boulder Mesa Trail (1/2 day)
This popular, moderate 6.7-mile trail offers virtually everything an outdoor enthusiast could ask for: diverse terrain, 4-season access, multiple trail connections, and abundant wildlife. Consider an adventure on the Boulder Flatiron Hiking Mega-Classic with your group!
This popular, moderate 6.7-mile trail offers virtually everything an outdoor enthusiast could ask for: diverse terrain, 4-season access, multiple trail connections, and abundant wildlife. Consider an adventure on the Boulder Flatiron Hiking Mega-Classic with your group! Some of the famous canyons, mountains, and sites we will pass along the way include: Green Mountain, Bear Peak, South Boulder Peak, Skunk Canyon, NCAR, Mallory Cave, Fern Canyon, and Shadow Canyon. The Mesa Trail, Boulder’s main north-south trail artery, is one of Boulder’s best hikes, tracing a lengthy section of its famous Flatirons, Front Range Foothills, and City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks. We’ll begin at either end of the Mesa Trail – Chautauqua Park (north trailhead), or near the mouth of Eldorado Canyon (south trailhead) – and hike 6.7 miles one-way beneath hundreds of large, sandstone rock formations called flatirons. The terrain is rolling and varied, but mainly through sparse forest and grassy hillsides with views to the open plains to the east, and Boulder’s three main peaks and the flatiron formations that sit on their shoulders to the west.
Itinerary: We depart from and end at your hotel or a central meeting spot. Our brief trip to the trailhead keeps non-hiking travel time to a minimum. However, during the drive, we will cover vital safety and hiking considerations, and other topics of interest. After arriving at the trailhead, we’ll head off for a beautiful guided hiking tour that is 6.7-miles in length and includes 1650’ of elevation gain. At the completion, we will rejoice in our memorable experience together.
Included in our rates: The services of a professional hiking guide, round-trip transportation from the Boulder area to the trailhead, snacks and water, education about local and natural history, group medical kit, and contingency and emergency support.
Not included in our rates: Gratuity for your guide(s); while the amount is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%. Groups of 6 or more will be charged this gratuity at the time of booking. Denver pick-up is an additional $100 per group.
Difficulty Description: Moderate Hike: Suitable for all physically fit people on a well-maintained trail.
What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation.