Mesa Trail Connector

Boulder, Colorado 80304

Elevation Gain100ft
Trailhead Elevation6,242ft
Elevation Min/Max6169/6255ft
Elevation Start/End6242/6242ft

Mesa Trail Connector

Mesa Trail Connector is a hiking trail in Boulder, Colorado. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 6,242 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 100 feet. This trail connects with the following: N.C.A.R. Trail and Mesa Trail.

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Best Trail Runs: Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs (Falcon Guides)
Adam W. Chase, Nancy Hobbs, Peter Jones
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"Chautauqua Park is located at the base of the Flatirons directly off Baseline Road. Drive up Baseline Road from Broadway, Boulder’s central north-south thruway, and after passing 9th Street on the right, turn left into the park entrance just across from Grant Place. There is parking in several locations around the park. As of June 2017, there will be a parking fee and limits on weekends, but parking will remain free on weekdays. All trails begin at the Ranger Cottage, located near the bottom of the large meadow at the park entrance."
Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park (Wilderness Press)
Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh
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"Hiking nirvana in Boulder cannot be attained without a jaunt on the well-known and venerable Mesa Trail—one of the original foothills trails networks and open space parks that inspired the creation of so many other pieces of paradise in Boulder County. This rolling trail climbs high onto the side of Green Mountain and travels below the landmark Flatiron rock formations all the way south to Eldorado Springs Road. It features great vistas to the west and east as it roller coasters ever southward. You can also access the trail from several places along the way; consult a map. Aside from Chautauqua, one of my favorite starting points is at the south end off of the Eldorado Springs Rd. The trail climbs up to spectacular views of the Flatirons in about 1 mile. A variety of loop trail options make for delightful outings of varying difficulty."

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City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks Chautauqua Area; Latitude 40° Boulder-Nederland Trails
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