Flagg Park- Lafayette
Darby's Favorite Reasons to Love this Hike:
This connector trail brings together the northern trails to Erie (we visit those on our next trip here), western trails of the Coal Creek Trail towards Louisville and Superior, and southern trails of Rock Creek towards Broomfield and Stearns Lake.
Flat, easy gravel paths make it accessible to bikes, wheelchairs, strollers, and those who want distance, but not the incline of the mountains. New and cautious bike riders have virtually unlimited choices and distances without have to ride on the roads or on more advanced mountain trails. Perfect for families and seniors.
Meander through neighborhoods, farms, industrial parks, and barking fields of prairie dogs. And if you're from Lafayette, you now have access to miles and miles of closed trails for your everyday use, so very close to home.
Picnic areas invite a day trip to the park with the family for a picnic and a nice long (or short) walk.
Enjoy the views of the Boulder Foothills and Rocky Mountains to the west all year long.
One way distance: depends on which direction you choose and how long you want to go.
Skill Level: Easy-easy
Dogs off leash: No, and strictly enforced
Picnic tables: Yes, a few hundred yards from the entrance of the trail
Bathrooms: Yes, in the parking lot
Directions: From Highway 7 (Baseline Road) east of 287 and downtown: Turn south on Flagg Drive (across from County Line Road) and follow to the entrance and parking. From downtown Lafayette: go east on Emma until it dead ends at the intersection of N 119th St and N 120th St, make a right and then a quick left onto Flagg Drive and follow to the entrance and parking lot. From Broomfield: go south on N. 120th St and make a right onto Flagg Drive. Follow to the entrance and parking lot.