Sep 12, 2020
Sep 9, 2019
Elevation gain per distance was high. Very intense hike with unpredictable variations in steepness and highs/lows. BRING WATER.
Aug 12, 2019
Lots of climbing steps/rocks. Very strenuous with gorgeous views
Jul 21, 2019
With Becca and Elie! Great little hike with some decent steep trails. Great view
Jun 16, 2019
Kona's first summit
Jun 3, 2019
Whew! Elevation got to me! Beautiful views of Boulder from the top!
May 24, 2019
from foothills loop
May 5, 2019
Really crowded on a nice spring Sunday. Did ok with just running shoes. Nice views though and lots of shade, which was appreciated.
Apr 27, 2019
Ugh, so steep and crowded. Nice views at the end but the hoardes of people really detracted from it.
Apr 8, 2019
Last hike of our Colorado adventure — awesome, varied terrain with stone steps, a creek crossing, some snow and ice, and a phenomenal stone arch.
Jan 26, 2019
Chilly, but pleasant for the exertion. micro spikes, required.
Jan 19, 2019
Lots of fresh snow, we used crampons and it was fine. Great hike throughout!
Nov 27, 2018
Ice in shady spots. Should bring micro spikes in fall/winter
Nov 15, 2018
Icy and slippery, but beautiful view, definitely worth the sketchy parts
Sep 25, 2018
Lots of climbing, feels long after doing the flatirons loop. One of the better views in Chataqua tho
Sep 1, 2018
A leisurely hike up to Royal Arch and back.
Aug 21, 2018
Started at NCAR went along the Mesa Trail until I reached the Royal Arch spur.
Aug 14, 2018
Lots of rocky uphill, definitely bring hiking poles.
Jul 11, 2018
Quite the hike! Plenty of water needed on a hot day.
Jul 7, 2018
Very difficult, quad workout, gorgeous view. Went up Chautauqua, over flatiron loop, up royal arch, back down royal arch. 3.5 hrs
Jul 4, 2018
Absolutely stunning hike! Nice scrambling combined with beautiful views. A must-do hike in Boulder!
Jun 21, 2018
So beautiful and worth the view at the end. Got our butts kicked by the 1.1 mi of elevation increase but enjoyed the scrambling.
Jun 16, 2018
Definitely steep but great views at the top.
Jun 14, 2018
Definitely a difficult hike. Chattaqua to Royal Arch trail, including the Flatiron loop trail. Scramble and rocky path made it challenging.
Jun 13, 2018
Steady, intense incline. Best bang for your buck.
Jun 12, 2018
43 minutes to top, trail changed due to water damage
May 4, 2018
Took bluebell to royal arch and took flatiron loop back. Someone got injured do trail got shut down for a few minutes
Apr 18, 2018
Chautauqua Trail to Bluebell Mesa Trail to Bluebell Spur to Royal Arch Trail
Apr 6, 2018
Very fun and rewarding hike. A bit technical in sections
Mar 10, 2018
From Sentinal Pass to the arch is quite icy so spikes are required or you're gonna be in for a rough time.
Jan 7, 2018
Good hike met Sarah, Amy, and Everest.
Nov 23, 2017
Thanksgiving day hike with Ray and Gower
Nov 23, 2017
walked up through Chautauqua towards first flatiron and then went up royal arch trail. much steeper and harder than I thought it would be! great tu…
Oct 22, 2017
A lot of stairs. Dog friendly!
Oct 21, 2017
Good hike. Rewarding views. Windy near the base.
Oct 18, 2017
Hike is steeper than expected based on the elevation profile. Weather was perfect. Dogs are allowed on trail and are numerous.
Sep 24, 2017
Started at 11:20 am, summit/royal arch by 12:15 pm, back at car by 1:15 pm. Nice hike, good workout, pretty steep, no view at top due to rain