“A connector trail at the base of the Flatirons.”
— Brian Smith
Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This trail offers connectivity to various trails between Amphitheater Trail
at the north end of the park and Bluebell Road
at the south end.
From the Amphitheater Trail
, this trail climbs steeply to an intersection with Ski Jump Trail
. From that junction, the grade mellows noticeably. About half a mile in, you'll come to a four-way intersection with Chautauqua Trail
and the Flatirons Loop Trail
. From here, the trail descends gradually through the forest to a junction with Bluebell Mesa
and Bluebell Road
shortly thereafter. The majority of this trail is shaded, making it a good mid-summer choice.
Historical note: this trail was named after Dr. William Baird who donated much of the land surrounding this trail to the City of Boulder in 1908.