Mesa Trail, Boulder

Directions:  From US 36 head toward Boulder (west from Denver).  Take the Baseline Exit and turn L on Baseline.  Follow up hill and take a L into Chautaqua Park, just past 9th street.  Park in the parking lot on the Right, by the ranger cottage.

Trail Information: 7 mile one way (makes a nice out and back).  Long medium steep climb at the beginning then mostly long rolling hills.  Run to the south trail head near Eldorado Springs.

Miscellaneous Information: Great views, but keep a watch during bear and mountain lion season.  Generally a very safe trail, and it gets a lot of usage.  In the summer you can stop off at the Eldorado Pool for a refreshing swim (chilly but nice).  Be sure to take water

Cathy Porter