Flatirons Vista Loop Near Boulder Colorado

September 25, 2010 Comments (0) 2-3 Miles, About 30 Min, Boulder Hikes, Dog Friendly Hikes, Easy, Meadows, Mountain Range Views, Rock Formations

Flatirons Vista Loop Trail

If you are yearning for wide open spaces, the Flatirons Vista trail near Boulder, Colorado makes for a perfect hike. The trail has two loop options and links up to other hiking trails along the Flatirons. Explore the trail profile of this classic Colorado hike for a trail map and all the details like driving directions, trail difficulty rating, and distances.



Trail Snapshot: Flatirons Vista Loop Trail

  • Hike Distance: 1.9 or 3.3 Miles
  • Denver Drive Time: 40 min
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium
  • Duration: 1 to 2.5hrs
  • Activities: Hiking Trails, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Birdwatching, & Trail Running
  • Dogs: Allowed on Leash
  • Town Nearest Hike: Boulder, Colorado
  • Directions: Click for Google Map
  • Trail Type: Loop
  • Seasons: All Season
  • Beauty: Views of the Flatirons, Meadows, Ponderosa Pines, Wildlife: Bobcat, Bear, Mule Deer, Eagles (in winter), & coyote
  • Trail Map Link: Click Here
  • Fee: $5 Parking fee or $25 Annual Pass


You’ve got options. The Flatiron Vista Loop trail offers 2 loops. One is 3.3 miles and the other is just 1.9 miles. They will wind you through the ponderosa pines and meadows that skirt of the famous Flatirons just south of Boulder. It’s an easy hike and a trail runner’s dream. The Flatiron Vista Loops are a great destination for winter hikes as well. That’s the time of year that you are likely to spot both Golden and Bald Eagles.

The Loops:

  • Longer Flatiron Vista Loop -3.3 miles: Take the South Flatiron Vista trail (about .2 miles down the trailhead connector trail). After 2.4 miles, bear right onto the North Flatiron Vista Trail. Then, after 1 mile, take the connector trail you came in on back to the trailhead. (reverse this if you like).
  • Shorter Flatiron Vista Loop -1.9 miles: Take the South Flatiron Vista trail (about .2 miles down the trailhead connector trail). After approx. 1 miles bear right onto Prairie Vista Trail. Continue about 1 mile, then take the connector trail you came in on back to the trailhead


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Boulder, CO
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Map & Driving Directions


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