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    South Mesa Trail


    This hiking area is known for its historic homestead vestiges and a landscape that’s a pleasing mix of rolling meadows and hilly pine forests, loaded with wildflowers and birds. The adventure starts right away, as you cross two bridges over the clear, babbling South Boulder Creek. In the springtime, keep your eyes peeled for domestic irises, planted by homesteaders over 100 years ago.

    Directions: Use Google Maps for navigation to parking at “South Mesa Trailhead.”

    Cars not registered in Boulder County must pay a $5 parking fee at the parking lot.

    Hiking Trails
    • Estimated Time: 1-2 hours:
    • Difficulty: Moderate:
    • Dogs Allowed (on leash):
    • Family-friendly:
    • Parking Fee:
    • Restrooms:
    • Distance: 3 miles
    • Estimated Time: 1-2 Hours
    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • Great for Winter: