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Chautauqua Park

900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302-7547
+1 303-442-3282
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the classic Boulder Area Hike

Had to hit this park and do a hike on our visit to Boulder. You haven't really visited Boulder... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bellevue, Washington
Easy Trails

Lots of great trails in Chautauqua Park. Great for a sunny afternoon. Unless it's dry or packed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Boulder, Colorado
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Originally established in 1898 to bring culture to rural areas, this beautiful park hosts cultural events, features rock climbing sites, lovely gardens and picnic areas and is the starting point for many hiking trails.Year-round lodging, dining and events available.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dining hall” (118 reviews)
“royal arch” (74 reviews)
“general store” (16 reviews)
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900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302-7547
+1 303-442-3282
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had to hit this park and do a hike on our visit to Boulder. You haven't really visited Boulder until you have visited the flat irons. Good views of the flatlands to the east and an up-close view of the foothills of the Rockies.

Thank JCHamlin
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of great trails in Chautauqua Park. Great for a sunny afternoon. Unless it's dry or packed snow, the trails can get a little muddy when wet. Some really nice 1 hour loops that are not difficult at all. Ranger station with maps and information....More

Thank BoulderSheri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful spot for an easy hike and picnic with the family. We enjoyed the gorgeous scenery and there is also a sweet playground for younger children. If you’re in Boulder, this is a must do!!

Thank Globetrot-tastic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to get started on a hike up the flatirons. Leads to some absolutely amazing views of Boulder.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A welcoming place that makes mountain recreation accessible for most every age. Trails available for any level walker, Also find a comfort station, picnic area, restaurant, music theatre-a real community nature place.

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chautauqua Park is a MUST for any visitor to Boulder who wants to enjoy a hike or an afternoon at the park, or fine dining at the Dining Hall, or even music in the theater.

Thank C-dub-travels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park is an historical landmark in the middle of Boulder, and the food is very good. We enjoyed the park surrounding the old house where dinner is served, while seated on the balcony. Worth a visit when in the Boulder vicinity. Highly recommended.

Thank porsche74s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you walk around the old historical buildings at Chautauqua park or take a hike it's a picture perfect place. There are picnic areas as well as a playground for younger kids. The trails are well marked and there are different levels of difficulty so...More

Thank Ljrt1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chautauqua Park and the trails are one of the best natural places to visit in Boulder. Please don't tell others about i! The trail up the mountain has been re-aligned to make it less steep and protect the area from rain run-off. This trail is...More

Thank sls640
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to get to Chautauqua, lots of choices for trails from a mile or two up to 10 miles. Superb views.

Thank 99jj
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Questions & Answers
12 October 2017|
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Response from Mos70 | Reviewed this property |
October is typically sunny and dry. Temperatures can range from the 50's to upper 70s with lows in the low 40s.
William W
10 July 2017|
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Response from davidlI5106MM | Reviewed this property |
Bears are not a problem here. Mostly bear sightings would be generally harmless brown bears, not the dangerous grizzly bears, and brown bear sightings are rare. But mountain lions are in the vicinity, often spotted in... More
William W
10 July 2017|
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Response from Kathleen C | Reviewed this property |
There is a visitors center. I would suggest checking in with the visitors center for most recent wildlife reports. Be safe ... use common sense ... never ever engage a bear if encountered. Read up on what to do if you... More