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South Mesa Trailhead

South Mesa Trailhead

South Mesa Trailhead

Page Type: Trailhead

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 39.93800°N / 105.2606°W

Object Title: South Mesa Trailhead

County: Boulder

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 5636 ft / 1718 m


Page By: Chris

Created/Edited: Feb 13, 2006 / Feb 13, 2006

Object ID: 171475

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Trailhead Overview

The South Mesa Trailhead serves the southern end of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Park land. This trailhead is located near Eldorado Springs on Hwy 170 (Eldorado Springs Drive).

Driving Directions

From Boulder (Canyon and Broadway):

Take Broadway (Hwy 93) south, past CU's campus, and out of town. Approximately 1.5 miles after leaving Boulder you will arrive at the intersection of Hwy 93 and Hwy 170 (Eldorado Springs Drive) (stoplight). Take a right (west) and proceed 1.7 miles to the South Mesa Trailhead on the Right. The Dowdy Draw Trailhead is on the left and offers overflow parking. Do not park along Hwy 170. These lots tend to fill early on weekends.

External Links

Official Sites:
Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Website
Boulder Country Open Space Rules and Regulations

NOAA Weather - Boulder

University of Colorado Webcams
9News Boulder Cam
Webcam from University Bikes - 9th and Pearl

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Brian Kalet$

Brian Kalet

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This TH now requires a $5 parking fee.
Posted Jan 13, 2014 4:20 pm

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