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First-Second Flatiron Trail

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 4.4 (52)

A steep access trail used by climbers as a way down following an ascent of either the 1st or 2nd.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

37%

Runnable

7,190' 2,191 m

High

6,259' 1,908 m

Low

930' 284 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

28%

Avg Grade (16°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

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Description

Starting from the Bluebell-Baird Trail, head south on the Flatirons Loop Trail to two trail signs, then west to begin switching back and forth between the First and Second Flatirons. It ends at the saddle between the First Flatiron and Sunset Rock.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith with improvements by Tim Car and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 52 votes

#32

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  4.4 from 52 votes
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#8

in Colorado

#32

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Photos

The Third Flatiron from near the top of the First-Second Flatiron Trail
Oct 1, 2017 near Boulder, CO
The Third Flatiron as seen from the top of the 1st/2nd Flatiron Trail
May 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO
The First Flatiron as seen from the 2nd Flatiron access trail
May 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO
View from the top (almost).
Oct 31, 2016 near Boulder, CO
An eastward panorama while taking a rest on the steep trail
May 17, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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Sep 25, 2021
Kaylee M
Jul 22, 2021
Jessica Montenieri
Lovely and painful
Jul 4, 2020
Shweta Bhandare
0.6mi — 7h 30m
Jun 20, 2018
Galina Melamed
On route to Flatirons
May 20, 2016
Mary Jesse
Jun 3, 2015
Kaylee M