Hike the Flatirons Vista Loop Trail

Colorado Flatirons Vista Loop Trail

Added by Annie Rumbles

This short loop features views of the Flatirons, as you pass by meadows and pines.

From the parking lot, take South Flatiron Vista Trail for 2.4 miles, where you'll cross onto North Flatiron Vista Trail. In 1 mile, take the connector trail back to the trailhead. To shorten the loop to 2 miles, hike South Flatiron for just 1 mile to Prairie Vista Trail, which leads back to the connector in another mile.

Pack List

  • $5 parking fee
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Sun protection
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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

3.3 Miles

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Features:

Dog Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildlife

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about 1 year ago

Definitely agree with a previous reviewer-- veer to the right at the entrance for those mountain views! There are a number of trail options and lengths, definitely check the maps! A fairly easy hike, good for beginners and children.

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

Start On The Right

Parking lot available. Parking is $5 - cash only. However if your vehicle is registered in Boulder county then it is free. Once you enter through the gates, I suggest veering towards the right to capture the mountain views. We started on the left side and our backs were to the mountains when we did the loop. It is not steep - fairly flat. Lots of bikers and walkers. Beautiful view.

about 1 year ago

Added by Annie Rumbles

22-year-old wanna-be-photographer-and-scientist in my freshman year of the real world. All I want is a good adventure.

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