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3.2 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~1200 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Eldorado Springs

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Royal Arch Trail (CO)

Colorado by v8.6m

Activities & Features


The Royal Arch Trail is a great way to escape the busy day-to-day life in Boulder. The trail is just 5 miles from the city, but once you start you quickly forget how close you are. Enjoy the wildflowers and keep an eye out for raptors that nest in the area. Start at the Chautauqua Trail near the ranger station and keep an eye out for signs to Royal Arch. This hike is a great choice for those with kids.

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Contact: Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Division 1777 Broadway Boulder, Colorado 80302

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