“This is alternate ascent is a mellow, forested way to reach the upper Chautauqua trails.”
— Megan W
Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Trail surface is mostly embedded rocks and roots. Wide in most places, easy to pass other users.
This wide, fairly easy trail branches off the main Chautauqua Trail
and briefly heads east with a pause for an expansive view of Boulder, before ascending moderate grades.
The trail winds uphill through well-spaced ponderosa pines and affords brief views of Boulder and the Flatirons. This pleasant and shady trail ends at a T-junction, near the southern end of the Bluebell-Baird Trail
Flora & Fauna
Ponderosa pines, deer, bluebells!