Peak: Boulder Royal Arch (1/2 day)
This moderate hiking trail ascends steeply to one of our ‘hidden Boulder gems’. You’ll see raptors soaring above the evergreen forest, and get a close-up view of the Third Flatiron, a famous 1000’ sandstone rock formation nearby.
Boulder, Colorado, hiking at its best! This moderate hiking trail ascends steeply to one of our ‘hidden Boulder gems’. You’ll see raptors soaring above the evergreen forest, and get a close-up view of the Third Flatiron, a famous 1000’ sandstone rock formation nearby. The ascent will take you through a 50-foot sandstone arch with expansive views of Boulder and the plains 1500’ below. This hike is a good introduction to the mountain ascents right out of Boulder and is perfect for anyone who likes working toward a goal. Your guide will set an appropriate pace for your group.
Itinerary: We depart from and return to your hotel or a central meeting spot. Our short trip to the trailhead keeps non-hiking travel time to a minimum. During the drive, we’ll cover safety and hiking considerations, and local natural history. After arriving at the trailhead, we begin a trail ascent to Boulder’s Royal Arch which includes 1000’ of elevation gain. At the completion, we’ll rejoice in your success and our memorable experience together.
Included in our rates: The services of a professional hiking guide, round-trip transportation from Boulder 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; while the amount is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%. Denver hotel pick-up is an extra $100 per group.
Note: This hike can be combined with other trails in the area, a half-day rock climb, or a half-day mountain bike tour. Let us set up a fun multi-sport day for your group!
Difficulty Description: Moderate hike: Suitable for all physically fit people on a well-maintained trail. Portions of this trail, however, are steep and can be slippery.
What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation.