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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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  4.5 from 62 votes

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  4.5 from 62 votes
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#4

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#24

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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
First flatiron trail.
Jan 28, 2024 near Boulder, CO

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May 18, 2024
Ad Benz
Easier than royal arch
Jul 23, 2023
Michael Klaassen
First CO hike for Ant, Dyl, Jack, & Max. Poor Dyl didn't take the altitude change too well and we had to take a good amount of breaks.
Apr 15, 2023
Taylor West
Solo hike - steep but pretty. In and out of sun and woods.
Apr 8, 2023
Dorothy Krebill
Sep 28, 2022
Gilad Solter
Jul 9, 2022
Michael X
Jul 2, 2022
Nathaniel Olin
0.6mi — 1h 00m
May 28, 2022
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