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    Hiking the Flatirons

    Hiking in Boulder

    Hiking Trails

    With over 150 miles of hiking and biking trails and 45,000 acres of open space, Boulder is a wonderful place for hiking and outdoor exploration. From easy walking trails to adventurous mountain paths, there is a hiking trail for every ability and level. Whatever you choose, you'll be guaranteed beautiful mountain vistas. See our listings below for city and state parks, as well as tour companies and guides. 

    Be sure to read about 4 Spectacular Wilderness Escapes Near Boulder for more hiking ideas, all within an hour of Boulder.

    Check out our Boulder Hiking Trails Map and get detailed information on trail status, regulations regarding dogs on trails, maps and more on the Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks trails page.

    Help protect Boulder's natural beauty by remembering these Mountain Manners.

    Park-to-Park FREE Shuttle

    Headed to the Chautauqua area to hike among the Flatirons? Ride the free shuttle to get there stress-free and avoid parking fees. Simply park for free at CU Regent or downtown parking garages — here's the map — and hop on the shuttle. More information is available at the website.

    • Free
    • Every 15 minutes
    • Saturdays and Sundays, 8am–8pm — plus Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day
    • Dogs welcome
    • Runs Memorial Day–Labor Day

    Prefer not to use the free satellite parking? Paid parking ($2.50/hr) is available in designated areas in and around Chautauqua. Another option is to take Lyft to/from Chautauqua.