Friday, March 29, 2013
Flagstaff Mountain - Tenderfoot Trail, City of Boudler
Flagstaff Mountain - Tenderfoot Trail
City of Boulder
Date Hiked: March 29, 2013
Distance: 2.7 mi (RT)
Elevation Gain: 500ft
Elevation Min/Max: 6,281 to 6,771ft
Managing Agency: City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks
Flagstaff Mt. Trail Map (Boulder)
Tenderfoot Trail Map (Google Maps)
Directions: This trail starts at the Realization Point Trailhead which is just off of Flagstaff Road. From Boulder take baseline road west and enter the Boulder Mountain Park. Zigzag up Flagstaff Road until you get to the Realization Point Parking area and trailhead.
The Tenderfoot Trail is a nice and easy hike up on Flagstaff Mountain. The trail winds through the evergreen forest and leads to a great viewpoint of the Indian Peaks to the west. From the parking lot, find the Tenderfoot Trail on the west side of the lot. The trail descends steadily around the side of Flagstaff Mountain to the main viewpoint however the views start way before the actual viewpoint. From here the trail descends down the valley and hooks up with an old dirt road (Chapman Drive). Chapman Drive takes you back up the valley to the Realization Point Trailhead.
With a terrific view, a varied terrain, and a very close proximity to Boulder, the Tenderfoot Loop is a great option for all skill levels.