Darby's Top Reasons to Love this Hike
- Beautiful views of the Indian Peaks Wilderness to the Northwest, Boulder to the East, and Flatirons to the South.
- Hike to the Sunrise Circle Amphitheatre, overlooking downtown Boulder. You can also view this gorgeous stone structure by driving directly to it (continue onward from the Realization Point Parking area).
- Short hike (1.2 miles total roundtrip) to the Boy Scout Trail. The BoyScout Trail does not allow dogs at all, so turn around and circle back. Be sure to check out the Flagstaff Nature Center to learn more about the flora and fauna and history of the area.
Round Trip Length: 1.2 miles
Start and End Elevation: 6,785'
Skill Level: Easy
Pet Regulations: On Leash
Weather: Year round; snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter
A copy of the trail can be found on this Flagstaff Trailhead Map.
Directions: Approximately 3 miles up Baseline Road in Boulder, after it turns into Flagstaff Road. Follow the hairpin turns until you reach the Inspiration Point Trailhead on the right. Park and follow signs to the Realization Point trailhead and to the left, past the picnic tables you will see the sign for the Tenderfoot trailhead.
$There is a parking fee for non Boulder County Registered Vehicles.