Because the last time I was in Colorado it was to capture my brother proposing to his now fiancé, I didn’t really have time to enjoy Colorado the way I wanted to: hiking those mountains. So I made another weekend trip out there to hang out with my brother, his fiancé, and my cousin. I knew I wanted to explore Boulder some more, so they suggested hiking the Flat Irons – even though none of them had.
I guess for them it’s one of those places that is considered “tourist-y” because it’s right in Boulder – which happens to be a tourist-y town anyhow. But this hike turned out to be breathtaking (literally because of the altitude and figuratively).
The Flat Irons are these huge slabs of angled rock that jut out of the earth. Their steepness entices rock climber to scale them. However, for the common NON-rock climber, there is a trail to a great look-out. If you look closely to some of the tops of the Flat Irons, you can actually see people.
This was an amazing hike and it just makes me want to hike more of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.
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