This trail can be accessed from many different spots. If you are looking for a scenic view and hike go up to National Center of atmospheric Research and hook up to the Mesa trail there.
Mesa Trail is great trails with an amazing view of the Flatiron. Bring your sun block and camera and enjoy this clearly marked trail with your loved ones. This trail is relatively not crowded as the other Boulder area trails.
The Mesa Trail from El Dorado Canyon to Chatauqua or from NCAR is perfect if you're looking for pretty hike that's not very demanding. Nice views of the Flatirons, cool walk through the woods. It's all well marked.
Beautiful hike with trails for all abilities. Easy parking and access. Do a short mile to a lookout or go five miles on a longer loop. Clearly marked and nice condition trails.
The Mesa Trail begins at Chatauqua Park and continues along the base of the Flatirons rock formations to Eldorado Springs State park. This is a well-maintained trail.
You don't have to be dead tired when your finished here, hike between Chatauqua and NCAR, and even for an easy hike don't underestimate the effects of this elevation, bring enough water, if you feel suddenly thirsty, feel a headache coming on, or odd, you're becoming dehydrated.
Located near Eldorado Springs outside of Boulder, this is a nice trail with great views of the Flatirons. There are trails that branch off this trail (Towhee, Homestead, Shadow Canyon, Upper Big Bluestem) that provide varying degrees of difficulty and altitude gain. One of Boulder County's great, popular open space parks. Don't forget the sun block.