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First-Second Flatiron Trail

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 4.4 (52)

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


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

7,190' 2,191 m

High

6,259' 1,908 m

Low

930' 284 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

28%

Avg Grade (16°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

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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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Shared By:

Brian Smith with improvements by Tim Car and 1 other

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  4.4 from 52 votes

#25

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  4.4 from 52 votes
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#7

in Colorado

#25

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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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Feb 27, 2021
Hung Hau
4.7mi — 3h 00m
Oct 10, 2020
Shireen B
Ricky and steep!
Sep 26, 2020
Brian Barnett
Aug 29, 2020
Jens Rataczak
Aug 15, 2020
Linda Roldan
Aug 1, 2020
demian Neidetcher
Short but challenging, nice views of Boulder and the 3rd Flatiron. Rough on the knees, good workout.
Jul 26, 2020
Tom Kuch
Jul 11, 2020
Lisa Ritchie