Meyers Gulch Trail
Meyers Homestead Trail is also known as the Meyers Gulch Trail.
Meyers Homestead Trail is a 5.2 mile out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers.
The hike starts from the Meyers Homestead Trailhead by taking the trail on the right marked with a sign that reads “Meyers Homestead Trail – 2.6 Miles One-Way.” The initial trail segment descends into a broad meadow. Around just 1/4 mile into the trail, you’ll spot the remnants of a sawmill, part of the original Meyer Homestead. Once past the sawmill, the trail begins a very gradual ascent and follows a small seasonal creek into the Meyer Gulch. Starting at around 1/2 mile in, the trail will begin to weave in and out of groves of aspens and ponderosa pine, providing intermittent shade on a hot summer day. The trail will eventually open to another large meadow before entering the final, wooded and steeper 1/2 mile. This segment of switchbacks leads to a small unnamed peak with a bench and overlook. Here, you can take in views of Sugarloaf Mountain, Indian Peaks, Longs Peak, and Boulder Canyon.
Hike Distance 5.2 miles round trip
Trail type out and back
Duration approximately 3 to 4 hours
Starting elevation 7500 ft.
Elevation gain approximately +750 ft.
The drive to Meyers Homestead Trailhead starts on the Baseline Road in Boulder. Traveling West past Chautauqua Park, the road will turn into Flagstaff Road at the base of Flagstaff Mountain and begin a windy and steep ascent. The overall trip on Flagstaff Road to the trailhead is about 6.2 miles. The Myers Homestead Trailhead is located on the right (West) side of the road. Restrooms, parking, picnic area, and interpretive signs are available at the trailhead.
There are no formal arrangements for carpooling, but it is always a good option – check the registrant list for potential carpoolers. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
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It is summer time so make sure to dress accordingly. Please come prepared with appropriate hiking clothing, boots/shoes, hiking poles, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, snacks, sandwich and bring plenty of water. Remember that hydration is very important at higher elevations. Make it the best experience possible by being prepared.
It is a requirement that if you have to turn back that you must have a buddy to accompany you, and you must tell the coordinator (never just leave the group).
Your Hiking Coordinators: Tony Caver and Buzz Bainbridge
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