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    Crown Rock Trail

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    6 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Crown Rock Trail is a short but sweet nature walk that presents the perfect excuse to get the family out into the fresh air. Located on the southern flank of Flagstaff Mountain, this sparsely shaded trail reveals unparalleled sights of the Flatirons and the lit-up cityscape below. Reconnect with nature and explore the red sandstone outcroppings that line the path.

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    Route Description for Crown Rock Trail

    The Crown Rock Hike is a charming nature walk that is ideal for families with little ones. Hike along the path lined with impressive sandstone boulders and appreciate the views of the surrounding foothills and the cityscape through the tree breaks. Hike amongst ponderosa pines and admire the uniqueness of the foothills that line the city of Boulder. Kids will love exploring the boulders and adults will appreciate the views. Note parking costs $5USD at the trailhead.

    Begin your journey along the Crown Rock Trail from the trailhead off Flagstaff Road. From here, track south along the dirt path that is sparsely lined with ponderosa pines. Enjoy the sweet smell of the evergreens and continue hiking. This area is also a popular rock-climbing area, so don’t be surprised if you notice intrepid adventurers with their gear, scaling the red rock cliffs.

    Wander the path to the trail’s end. If you still have some gas left in the tank, consider following the connector path down to the Gregory Canyon Trail. When you are done exploring and ready to return to the trailhead, simply retrace your footing along the route back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Crown Rock Trail Trailhead

    The Crown Rock Trail departs from the trailhead off Flagstaff Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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