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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. Plan to see City of Boulder Chautauqua Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Boulder trip itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • There are several trail heads in this park worth exploring, particularly if you dont want to venture up towards Nederland or beyond. Most are good for young kids, and there were plenty to be found the...  more »
  • I came here for a pricey dinner with my sweet honey of a wife but stayed for a nice walk around. Definitely beautiful and teeming with all kinds of humanity.  more »
  • Now that the exodus from Cali has increased traffic and crowds, Chautauqua did not escape. I remember running up the mesa trail all to myself. Now, there is no parking, crowds on the trails and more p...  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • This park offers multitude of hiking trails of varying lengths. Some trails offer overlook points to see the expanse of Boulder city. Most hikes are not strenuous and are family friendly. A great way to get out in the nature so close to the city.
  • 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.
  • Parking is free on weekdays on the street in a decent upscale neighborhood. The park was going thru construction so it was a bit messy. The flatiron hike trail is doable and not difficult at all. Other fellow hikers were all friendly as well.
  • Went hiking with my family and it was really fun. Not excessively hard but still a challenge. We even found parking on a Sunday.