Summary: While the trailhead is busy, once on the trail you will see few people. The flat start will warm you up for the uphill fun. I recommend going counter-clockwise, but either way is an enjoyable workout. Trails for this loop are flagstaff, ute (on the top of the mountain) and gregory canyon. At the top take time to take in the views and rest. On the way up are several spots to try bouldering if you need even more workouts.
Trailhead: travel to Boulder and head west on Baseline Rd. Go up the hill and turn south into chautauqua park. Park at the first place you find. (Lat:39.99947 Lon:-105.28262)
Trail Guides for Flagstaff to Gregory loop:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks, 303-441-3440
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Dennis Camell, who has posted 21 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Karl on 7/20/2010
This is an interesting trail run. Witnessed two aggressive "off leash" dogs chase a fox. The owners were unresponsive and unconcerned. The Black Lab chased two runners in our group. Be careful - carry Pepper spray!!!
Reviewed by EES on 7/8/2010
Not a bad hike. Initially there are a number of trails at the beginning, the hiker has to be vigilant to make sure to stay on the right trail. We took baseline trail, to flagstaff trail, then to ute trail in order to reach the top, or Realization point. Then crossed the street to take Gregory Canyon back to the parking lot. Elevation and hike time were accurate.
Reviewed by candice/kona on 6/22/2005
A very simple and nice hike. Would be enjoyed by even hikers who do not like tough or technical trails. Dog liked this hike too.
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