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Mesa Trail

  The Mesa trail is an urban hikers dream. Connecting Eldorado canyon to Chatauqua with a very scenic 10 mile trail makes it hard to imagine so much open park land minutes away from the urban corridor. Either way is a great hike, a good start hike in the spring but there it just gets better. Work you way to Green mountain, then Bear and then Bear via Fern canyon. You'll fall in love with this place. It should be noted that there are lots of wild animals there.
    Saw a bear twice one morning, we kept intersecting the trail at the same time as it was.
Says TimW

A visit to Colorado is not complete without some hiking. A long drive separates Boulder from Mesa Trail, but what a great
place for hiking it is. Ok, you've been cooped up too long, time to get out in nature a bit and Mesa Trail in Boulder County, Colorado is a really good place to spend some time.
In the Front Range there are many great hiking trails where beautiful scenery awaits you. Why not camp at Golden Gate while you're here at Mesa Trail; the great folks of Eldorado Springs like to hang out nearby. These mountains rock, just explore all the fun stuff to do in the
 
Front Range. Visit Spring Brook if you're here at Mesa Trail, and get yourself into a kayak and hit Boulder Creek. The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Eldorado Springs; drift down the rapids of Boulder Creek - South in a kayak. A glorious place like Eldorado State Park close to Mesa Trail is too delightful to leave out, and a great site to stop by nearby is Bear Canyon.


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These outdoors activities are available near Mesa Trail.
 Trails Near Mesa Trail:
Bear Peak Trail, Boulder County , 2 miles away
Green Mountain Trail, Boulder County , 2 miles away
Bolling Gulch Trail, Gilpin County , 10 miles away
Mount Thorodin Trail, Gilpin County , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mesa Trail:
Gross Reservoir Dispersed, Pinecliffe , 6 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park - Waterfall, Eldorado Springs , 7 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park - Deer Creek, Eldorado Springs , 8 miles away
Winiger Ridge, Pinecliffe , 8 miles away
Golden Gate, Golden , 8 miles away
 Whitewater Near Mesa Trail:
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County , 2 miles away, Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (Eldorado Canyon)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County , 3 miles away, Class II-III - 3 miles long (Eben G Fine Park to CU Greenhouse)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County , 5 miles away, Class IV(V+) - 7.2 miles long (Gross Mountain Reservoir to Eldorado State Park)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County , 5 miles away, Class IV - 6 miles long (Blue Bridge to Eben G Fine Park)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County , 9 miles away, Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Mile Marker 32 to Blue Bridge)
 Public Lands Near Mesa Trail:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 27 miles away
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant - CO , 57 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 3 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 9 miles away
Barbour Ponds State Park, Colorado , 23 miles away
 Hotels Near Mesa Trail:
Colorado Chautauqua, Boulder , 2 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Boulder Inn, Boulder , 3 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites Boulder Broker, Boulder , 3 miles away
Boulder Outlook, Boulder , 3 miles away
Boulder University Inn, Boulder , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Mesa Trail
Baseline Reservoir, Boulder County , 5 miles away
Harper Lake, Boulder County , 8 miles away
Soda Lakes, Jefferson County , 18 miles away
Beaver Reservoir, Boulder County , 19 miles away
McKay Lake, Adams County , 19 miles away

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