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Recommended Routes in South Mesa - 2

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Favorite Sunrise from Mt Saintas
Difficult

Boulder Skyline Traverse

17.3 mi 27.9 km 5,446' Up 1660.02 m Up 5,524' Down 1683.61 m Down

Superior, CO
Favorite Square House in Square Format
Intermediate

South Mesa Loop

3.1 mi 5.0 km 508' Up 154.7 m Up 507' Down 154.43 m Down

Superior, CO

South Mesa Hiking

  • 31 Miles 50 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in South Mesa - 11

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Shadow Canyon
Difficult
Boulder, CO
Difficult
Boulder, CO 13 
0.3 mi 0.4 km #2South Boulder Peak
Intermediate/Difficult
Boulder, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Boulder, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km #3South Boulder Creek West
Easy/Intermediate
Superior, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Superior, CO
0.3 mi 0.5 km #4Bear Peak Summit Trail
Difficult
Boulder, CO
Difficult
Boulder, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #5Shadow Canyon North
Intermediate
Boulder, CO
Intermediate
Boulder, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km #6Lower Big Bluestem Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Superior, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Superior, CO
1.3 mi 2.2 km #7Homestead Trail
Intermediate
Boulder, CO
Intermediate
Boulder, CO
0.8 mi 1.4 km #8Shadow Canyon South
Intermediate
Boulder, CO
Intermediate
Boulder, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #9Upper Big Bluestem Trail
Intermediate
Boulder, CO
Intermediate
Boulder, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #10Towhee
Intermediate
Boulder, CO
Intermediate
Boulder, CO
0.3 mi 0.5 km #11Shadow Canyon South Spur
Easy
Boulder, CO
Easy
Boulder, CO

Photos of South Mesa - 28

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Square House in Square Format
May 7, 2015 near Superior, CO
Devils Thumb seen from Towhee trail with permission from ottomandude
Jan 8, 2015 near Boulder, CO
A deer near the Homestead Trail. From August 2016.
May 3, 2017 near Boulder, CO
On the Mesa Trail, enjoy awesome views of the Flatirons and Bear Peak.
Apr 3, 2017 near Boulder, CO
Shadow Canyon offers an interesting look at a standing dead forest left as the remains of a forest fire.
Apr 3, 2017 near Boulder, CO
Getting up near the top, the trail levels out (relatively speaking) into switchbacks as you enter the burned area (Bison Flagstaff Fire, 2012)
Jun 15, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Just after sunrise on a partly cloud morning, along the Lower Big Bluestem trail near the intersection with the Mesa Trail.
Sep 2, 2019 near Boulder, CO
Nearly sunrise from a clearing along the Shadow Canyon North connector trail.
Sep 2, 2019 near Boulder, CO