Flatirons Vista South Trail

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Flatirons Vista South is one of those trails that on the surface isn’t much of a bike trail, but has some hidden gems for those who look off the trail. The trail starts out with a moderate climb up into the evergreens. After you get into the trees the trail comes together with the Prairie Vista Trail. Stay left to continue your journey around Flatirons Vista South. Once you go through the gate, the trail really picks up character. The trail winds through the evergreens and flows downhill all the way to Doudy Draw. This is the area where you need to keep your head up - deer can be seen here most of the year, and in the summer, you will see thousands of dandelions! This trail, as with all of the trails in the Marshall Mesa area, can be very busy with different user groups. Please be very courteous to all of them!

 

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2.4 mi.
255 ft.

Comments

OSMP has reopened trail... actual condition not known

All OSMP muddy trail closures (Eldo/Doudy, Marshall Mesa & Boulder Valley Ranch Areas) will be lifted by noon today #boco_trails
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OSMP Closure... smart move!

95% of the trail is dry and good. The other few spots are still bit muddy however completely rideable. It's more sticky mud than soupy mud. Get on it!!!

Trails reopened by OSMP. Muddy spots remain. ride through the mud and not around it!

OSMP Closure - rapid melting conditions... way too much water...

Snow

an icy spot or two...

95% Dry - scarcely any snow or mud with the exception of one section along the mesa rim overlooking the Dowdy Draw. This was not a problem to ride TRHU.

I did this trail, Sunday, Jan. 19 and it was just "knarly" enough to be fun and interesting-- a little snow, a little mud, a little wind, but mostly fine and fun.

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