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Royal Arch Trail

Boulder, CO

Royal Arch Trail is a 3.2 mile out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, trail running & walking and is accessible from May until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

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Hall Ranch
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Took my horse up Nighthawk trail was a bit too rocky there is no shade and I guess I'm a little spoiled but I won't be going back. Where are the trails around here with trees that provide shade?

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Button Rock Preserve: Sleepy Lion Trail
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15 Completed 11 Reviews

I ended up here when using the all trails app directions to get to bitter bush. turned out to be a happy accident. took the sleepy lion trail out and back instead of doing the loop on the road. good variety of scenery and landscape and a good work out too. I didn't have trouble following the trail but others did. keep your eyes peeled for the markers and you should be fine.

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Homestead Meadows
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Trail is closed! People are still attempting to hike back- very few can find and keep on the trail... Someone took down the caution tape and now people just go and attempt it.

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Lion Gulch
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Trail is closed- people are hiking back anyways, but having difficulty finding and staying on a trail. So sad, I've been wanting to do this hike for a long time.

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Button Rock Preserve
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

The trail is open and easily accessible. It gets fairly steep in sections. We went a month ago and it was very lush with all kinds of shrubbery and beautiful flowers including columbines. Amazing views from the top, where you can take your shoes off and cool your feet on the slab of rock. Due to the steepness it was a somewhat difficult hike back down. Never saw anyone on the trail. Will likely go back one day.

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Button Rock Preserve: Sleepy Lion Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Nice water feature, great open space with beautiful purple flowers. I have done this trail 3 times.

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Lion Gulch
by Stephanie Lauffer

7 Completed 7 Reviews

Trail closed. 7/5/15

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Button Rock Preserve: Sleepy Lion Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Beautiful views and not too difficult. Lost a star because it was difficult to follow the trail about halfway through the Sleepy Lion Trail section -- expect to spend some time doubling back here and there.

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Button Rock Preserve: Sleepy Lion Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Button Rock Preserve: Sleepy Lion Trail
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

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