First & Second Flatirons

Quick Info

Distance:
2.6 Miles
Route Type:
Out & Back
Nearest Town:
Boulder
Elevation Climb:
1,437 ft
Difficulty Rating:
Not So Approachable
View Rating:
4
Distance:
2.6 Miles
Route Type:
Out & Back
Nearest Town:
Boulder
Elevation Climb:
1,437 ft
Difficulty Rating:
Not So Approachable
View Rating:
4

For as many times as I’ve hiked Chautauqua, I’ve never done the First & Second Flatirons trail so finally checked it off the list this weekend & it didn’t disappoint. As always, the most challenging part of hiking Chautauqua is that first stretch up to the trails, then I always feel like it gets a little easier. 

This trail was partially shaded & fairly rocky after the intial ascent. It’s only about 1.3 miles up to the top with a lot of switchbacks right at the top.

There is one part where you have to scramble, but there are little steps in the rocks which makes it a little easier & our pup was able to handle it fine. 

A couple notes: Dogs on leash are allowed and parking is paid on the weekends & holidays

Chautauqua Trailhead

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

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Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

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