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Cottontail - East Boulder

Darby's Favorite Reasons to Love this Hike:

  1. Flat, easy, all weather trail because sometimes we don't want to drive a long way for a nice long walk. easily accessible to East Boulder, Lafayette, Erie, Longmont. Connects with Longmont trails for endless walks.

  2. Birds, birds, birds. We heard them the whole trail. Bring your binoculars if you are a fan of birdwatching.

  3. Views of the Flatirons remind us that we aren't too far away.

  4. Biking friendly, most folks were on bikes here. Dogs are On Leash the length of the trail.

County: Boulder

Round trip: 2-4 miles +, depending on your desire

Start and End Elevation: Stays flat throughout

Skill Level: Easy

Pet Regulations: On leash only

Weather: All seasons

Bikes: Yes

Restrooms: None, no garbage bins either

Picnic Tables: No

A copy of this trail is found at OSMP.

Directions: Go to Lookout Road, east of the Diagonal (Hwy 119), north of Jay Road and 63rd. We only found one parking area at an entrance on 71st Street, north of Lookout, or south of Hwy 52. It's a little dirt parking area, unmarked. Go in either direction for a decent walk. North it connects to the LOBO trail (Longmont-Boulder), and continue north to the Longmont trail system, if you are interested.

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