• Equestrian Parking
  • Restroom

Trailhead Description

Flatirons Vista Trailhead accesses the Flatirons Vista / Doudy Draw area trails. A connector trail and the traffic light at Highway 93 can also be used to access the Greenbelt Plateau area. This area is closed when conditions are too muddy; please check the trail map for closures before visiting.


Restrooms located at the trailhead.

Picnic Facilities



0.3 mile south of Highway 128 on Highway 93.


Parking lot on west side of Highway 93 with a parking fee. Information on parking permits & fees. The lot has 29 standard parking spaces, 2 ADA spaces and 3 horse-trailer spaces. Parking is not allowed along Highway 93.

Area Info


This area is identified as being popular with people using wheelchairs. See the Accessible Trails Page for details.

Bike Regulations

Bicycles are allowed on most trails in the area. Bicycles may be ridden only on those trails that are posted with the international bicycle symbol.

Dog Regulations

Flatirons Vista Area Dog Regulations Map

Learn about bringing your dog to OSMP. Dogs must be on a hand-held leash at all times unless they meet the voice and sight control standard and display a City of Boulder Voice and Sight tag. Dog excrement removal is required by law. A dog station is available to aid in the collection of dog excrement.

Dogs must be leashed seasonally on the upper section of the Doudy Draw Trail south of Community Ditch Trail and west of the Flatirons Vista Trailhead because of black bear activity.

Horse Regulations

Equestrians are allowed on all trails in the Flatirons Vista area. Off-trail riding is not allowed in the Spring Brook Loop area or the Eldorado Mountain Habitat Conservation Area (HCA), and is discouraged in other areas to protect rare plants and wildlife habitat. Learn more about riding your horse on OSMP.


Coyotes, songbirds, birds of prey, mule deer, and bobcats are common year round. Bears can be sighted spring through fall. Bluebirds may gather here in the spring. Watch for golden and bald eagles overhead in the winter.

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