Darby's Favorite Reason's to Love This Hike:
- About 1 1/2 miles along the wide and scenic service road on the North St. Vrain Creek, you will reach the Ralph Price Reservoir and Button Rock Dam. An easy meander along the rushing water and part dam, and newly planted vegetation to replace the trees and grass destroyed by the 2013 flood. Boulders and pine trees flank each side of the trail-all you need are blue skies and a cool breeze to make your day better.
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Darby's Top Reasons to love this hike:
1) Walking along the St. Vrain River for most of this hike is just awesome. I got to dip my toes in the water more than once and heard the river throughout the trail.
2) Gorgeous, lush foliage: evergreens, maples, aspens, you name it-- lots of trees and wildflowers.
Read more: Ceran St. Vrain Trail
Darby's Top Reasons to Love this Hike:
1. This trail is right in the heart of the City of Boulder, so it's a very convenient hike if you live in the Boulder County area. The Chautauqua entrance to the Flatirons mountains offers many choices to the length and difficulty of the kind of hiking you want to do. Go for the day and have brunch or a picnic at Chautauqua park. People can come with their kids and do a short hike, you can go for all day if you have the stamina. You can get in some rock climbing too, if you have your own gear and an adventurous spirit.
Read more: Chautauqua:1st-2nd Flatiron