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First-Second Flatiron Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 930' 284 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,190' 2,191 m
Low: 6,259' 1,908 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 28% (16°)
Max Grade: 46% (25°)

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A steep access trail used by climbers as a way down following an ascent of either the 1st or 2nd.

Brian Smith

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Description

Starting from the Bluebell-Baird Trail, head south on the Flatirons Loop Trail to two trail signs, then west to begin switching back and forth between the First and Second Flatirons. It ends at the saddle between the First Flatiron and Sunset Rock.

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Sep 20, 2019
Cory -
difficult and rocky trail. will have to come back for to rock climb — 2h 30m
Aug 14, 2019
Ashley Cordero
Aug 11, 2019
Rick Zieser
with Katie (and Brennan
Jul 14, 2019
Alex Rotondo
This is one of my favorite hikes in chautauqua! The end point has a beautiful panoramic view of the west 5.5mi — 2h 00m
Jul 6, 2019
aikibujin
Jun 26, 2019
Brandon Bell
Descent after climbing the 1st. 0.6mi — 0h 20m
Jun 17, 2019
Waylon Holland
Jun 9, 2019
Freddie Sanchez
Fun hike. the views were great. There was a little rock scrambling but it was easy to navigate. The trail was packed with people and dogs. 3.2mi — 2h 02m

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  4.4 from 45 votes

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  4.4 from 45 votes
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#4

in Colorado

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Photos

The Third Flatiron from near the top of the First-Second Flatiron Trail
Oct 1, 2017 near Boulder, CO
The Third Flatiron as seen from the top of the 1st/2nd Flatiron Trail
May 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO
The First Flatiron as seen from the 2nd Flatiron access trail
May 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO
An eastward panorama while taking a rest on the steep trail
May 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO
View from the top (almost).
Oct 31, 2016 near Boulder, CO

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