South Mesa Trailhead

Page Type Page Type: Trailhead
Location Lat/Lon: 39.93800°N / 105.2606°W
Additional Information County: Boulder
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 5636 ft / 1718 m

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 - Jan 13, 2014 4:20 pm - Hasn't voted


This TH now requires a $5 parking fee.

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