City of Boulder Chautauqua Park, Boulder

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City of Boulder Chautauqua Park serves as a gathering place for community enrichment and a gateway to Colorado's natural beauty. The institution was founded around the turn of the 20th century as part of a widespread educational and cultural movement directed at rural America. Now, the complex offers lodging and accommodations, as well as food, entertainment, and event venues. At the historical dining hall, enjoy a meal with a scenic view of trees and mountains. Join a town walking tour of the facility and its associated buildings, which includes an auditorium listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours offered by the complex itself are also available. Be sure to book early as they fill up fast. Add City of Boulder Chautauqua Park to your Boulder travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Boulder trip itinerary site .
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  • Beautiful views. Many trails. Do not be put off by the steepness if the first leg. The flat irons are beautiful. The hiking is fabulous.  more »
  • Parking is a little hard, but once you find parking, there are so many trailheads in Chautauqua Park, that you cannot do them all in one weekend. There is beautiful scenery, or you can just picnic in ...  more »
  • Beautiful place for all levels of hiking. As you arrive, there is a booth where you report possible routes according to time and level of difficulty. Highly recommended
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  • World class hiking! After thirty years this place still offers new routes. Some of the parking is paid. Great for groups, children, solo and even walks with loved ones. Pets on leash or certified voice command welcome. No bikes, they will ticket you. Free and team climbers playground and most faces offer walking access to low and high points. Great Bouldering too😉
  • This place is great! I love the hikes, and I trail run here frequently. The trails are well kept up, and the views are beautiful. The place is very popular, so expect to have trouble parking if you come during busy hours. You can always park on side streets on the north side if you have to.
  • Beautiful area in Boulder, with a huge selection of different hikes to go on. The Ranger's Cottage has staff that is friendly and able to help find a hike that's good for your skill level. You'll have plenty of opportunities to see great views of Boulder from most hikes you choose to go on.
  • A gem of Boulder's natural jewels. Excellent place to picnic, and the staff at the ranger station are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The hikes around and up the flatirons are lovely as well, and very accessible, along with the climbing itself for climbers that want more of a challenge.
  • I went hiking here with a few friends and we had a great time. There are a variety of different trails that you can take at a variety of different difficulties. There is a parking lot here with free parking which is very convenient. There is also a ranger station at the bottom that has maps and rangers with great advice. I would definitely recommend coming here to go hiking.

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You'll find most of the pricier and more luxurious accommodations in downtown Boulder, but the city offers hotel rooms suitable for every traveler's budget. Stay in the heart of the city if you want quick access to shops and restaurants, but if you're traveling on a limited budget, consider a good value inn a short walk or bicycle ride from downtown. You can also choose to stay in Denver for a wider selection of economical hotels and motels; it's just 30 minutes southeast of Boulder.
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