Mesa Valley Trail

Boulder County, Colorado

Elevation Gain309ft
Trailhead Elevation5,569ft
Elevation Min/Max5519/5670ft
Elevation Start/End5569/5569ft

Mesa Valley Trail

Mesa Valley Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 5,569 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 309 feet. The Marshall Mesa Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms. The Cracker Jack Mine (elevation 5,623 feet) quarry can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Marshall Valley, Cowdrey Draw Trail, Marshall Mesa and Coal Seam Trail.

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Run The Rockies: Classic Trail Runs in Colorado's Front Range (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
Steven Bragg
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"This fine route just south of Boulder, popular with many local trail runners, is perhaps the best run in the Boulder area. Though there are a number of trail junctions, the route becomes obvious after a few repetitions. Grade: A moderate climb from the trailhead and continuing for 2.5 miles. The trail is wide and smooth for the first two miles, gradually narrowing and including steps and embedded rocks. The downhill sections on the second half of the run are generally smoother."
Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park (Wilderness Press)
Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh
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"You can access the Mesa Trail from the south end and travel north to see some of the most spectacular views of the Flatirons rock formations. It is a winding, somewhat steep trail initially but then mellows and rolls along."

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Great trail, beautiful scenery. We only hiked up about 45 min, but it was a pretty steady uphill. Bring a camera! The gravely path was rough on my dogs feet so either leave your pup at home or get some booties.

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