I couldn’t tell you whether I was on the left/middle/right/other right until I realized I effed up. Not registered yet? The fee there is $7.00 per car. It's a push (almost a climb) to the top, but well worth it. Last quarter mile is a bit challenging but holy smokes are the views and the entire experience worth it. AJ – Dayhikes Near Denver. The first couple kms the trail is pretty steep. Park Entrance Fee: Week days - $7.00 Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults); Weekends - $10/vehicle Please follow signs. The Flatiron Loop is typically accessed via the well-known Chautauqua Trail and returned via the Bluebell Rd Trail. that wasn't terribly impressed with the hiking conditions. Bring sunscreen, after the first part of the hike through the forest you’ll be exposed pretty much the entire time. Land Manager: City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks. Definitely a rocky scramble with amazing views. It’ll kick your hubric booty. Maybe it was where I parked. First and Second Flatirons Hike in Boulder. Flatirons, Boulder: "About how long does it take to do the full hike?" The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from September until June. As a side note, I was so impressed with how many older people we saw on the trail. By Distance. It’s still one of my favorites. Siphon Draw Trail/Jacobs Crosscut Trail Junction, Dutchman, Boulder Canyon, and Second Water Trails Loop, Treasure Loop Trail via Jacob's Crosscut Trail, Superstition Peak 5024 via Siphon Draw Trail, Cross Cut, Prospector and Jacob's Trail #58 Loop. See more ideas about boulder flatirons, bouldering, colorado. Overall a very easy hike for an experienced hiker, would definitely consider overnighting here next time and heading up to Needle Peak the following day. I would do it again if I had some hiking gloves. Go slow so you don’t roll your ankles. Great hike!! We stayed loud and had no problems but be bear aware out here. Phoenix, AZ. This was an icy climb to the top of Flatiron #1. It was our first time doing a “more challenging” hike with just the Grouse Grind as the most difficult hike we’ve had before this. There is a narrow but stable crack with much easier holds than the vertical wall to the right. The first part is steep but you quickly get breathtaking views and a long section that inclines slowly. There is ample parking at the site entrance, and since this is the Bureau of Land Management property, there are no fees for parking or hiking the trails. 2-3 Miles. the first part was steep but overall a pleasant hike with scenic view along the way. Started to late in the day and only made it just up the granite rock past the waterfall. This was my first hike in AZ and it was very challenging. There should be some places to cut back to the left which you need to do. Grippy, well-broken-in hiking boots will minimize the slips and falls. For reference, I am a 57 year old, moderately fit, intermediate level but experienced hiker. Challenging and rewarding hike! I'll start by saying the weather the prior two days was not ideal. I would rate this as a difficult hike due to the steep incline, not due to the technical landscape. That part is muddy and lots of roots, is fine going up but going down is a total pain. The lake just below the peak is a good water source. I had spikes...in my car so the ride down was slippery to say the least. There were at least 15 tents up, but I heard there were only 2 from Friday night. 850m is not insignificant and the first 1.5km is very steep. It is a beautiful hike through open meadows, pine forest, rock falls, and valley floor. This was our first hike up Siphon Draw Trail towards Flatiron. Great post on your Flatirons Hike! We went up mid week and started late, 2ish and only ran into 3 or 4 other groups. Super sketchy. It is also very rocky in places both on the ascent and descent. The trail was easy to follow with plenty of orange markers. And how can you beat Snooze!? Still folks were friendly and respectful and I hope this trail does not get over run with demand. Bring plenty of water with you as there is none on the trail. Very good hike. This and Superstition Mountain is a climb that is one nasty bee-yatch. In recent years there have been several rock slides, and the upper part of the trail has been altered extensively. As every other review states the steep part is completed at the beginning. Stay left at the very top. Be ready to work! Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Poles will help on the way up and down. It is just 40 minutes from downtown yet it transports you to multiple different worlds with ever changing landscapes and what feels like unique totally different ecosystems. The Flatiron is a 6-mile round trip hike highly ranked by most hikers. But despite my best effort I never actually got to the flatirons.I saw the flat irons, I got Probably 5.2 class. If you would like to be in a quieter area I'd recommend going all the way to the top. Flatiron via Siphon Draw Trail is a 8.9 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Our group of 3 completed this one yesterday. I’ve read the reviews before we went and braced ourselves for the steep start. Length of Trip: Half day: Trip Dates: Custom, 7 days a week based on request. Go hiking. If switchbacks are your passion, this hike will show you the flip side. It's jugs the whole way, but steep. The overcrowding is very apparent because sound seems to travel very well in that spot. The downclimb goes at around 5.2, but has tricky and complicated routefinding. I tackled Needle Peak and then came back down and did FlatIron. Most people park at Lost Dutchman State Park. Stunning views and beautiful alpine landscape. Hiked this trail in the beginning of August. Flatiron Hike Logs. It took a us 2.5hrs going up and 2hrs going down. The Siphon Draw trail to the Flatiron in the Superstition Mountains is a challenging hike for even the most avid hiker. (Again, some of us would prefer if you could just let that slide.) Being a novice hiker I wore my nike running shoes and had a very hard time coming back down since it’s so steep :/ so please dress accordingly with layers, as it also gets pretty windy on top, It was a difficult first 1 .5km start. 14 Bewertungen für Flatiron Peak (via Needle Peak Trail) "A lovely trail. I don’t recommend bringing your dog; I brought mine but it was hard and we only went about half way. Short Summary of The First/Second Flatirons Hike. Did this hike yesterday and took us 2.5 hours to the top and 1.5 to the bottom, spent a couple hours exploring around the lake and the summit. Did this trail on Monday 12/14. 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