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Chautauqua Park

900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302-7547
+1 303-442-3282
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We did Gregory Canyon trail which is straight uphill but so beautiful and challenging. Dog friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Multiple hiking trails depart from here

Busy with people on weekends, so parking may be an issue. Free shuttles do take you to the park, so... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“royal arch” (63 reviews)
“general store” (12 reviews)
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900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302-7547
+1 303-442-3282
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did Gregory Canyon trail which is straight uphill but so beautiful and challenging. Dog friendly which is always a plus!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Busy with people on weekends, so parking may be an issue. Free shuttles do take you to the park, so just check on line for departure points etc. We hired B bicycles and cycled to the nearest station, which still meant about 1 mile worth...More

Thank BerryJax
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free parking and shuttle options. The park was very crowded but it was the weekend. Good amount of trails to choose from. We did Royal Arch. Be ready for a workout as there are a lot of steps - and a beautiful view at the...More

Thank LauraIson1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is great and well utilized park where you have to pay for parking at certain times. There are a good choice of hikes for all levels of fitness. We enjoyed the Enchanted Mesa walk - not only easy but also very scenic. I don't...More

Thank Sujata410
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early in the morning for parking, and before it gets too hot. If you hike the trails near the Flatirons, the first section is uphill and right in the sun. The historic Chautauqua cabins are charming.

Thank Gaelharp
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hiked up Green Mountain starting at the Gregory Canyon trailhead. It should be noted for prospective hikers that this route was pretty strenuous, using many somewhat steep switchbacks in the initial part up the Saddlerock trail. It should be noted that due to some...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have the honor of living here so this was not a visit ;) If you haven't been you are missing out. Great hiking and beautiful scenery. The Chautauqua Dining Hall is delightful with good food, drink and atmosphere. If you are lucky enough to...More

Thank Terri T
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place. Hikes for all are available. I've done the Royal Arch hike with my parents (I was a bit faster than they were), as well as the Green Loop? Or something like that. Super fun, super beautiful, definitely an awesome place to...More

Thank Allison P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking around the park & the neighborhood. This gets crowded early (even on the weekdays) so get there early.

Thank jecrmkn5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 14 year old son's favorite hike. We have been hiking here many times over the past several years and are never disappointed. The views from the top are amazing.

Thank elainetcorey
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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
28 February 2017|
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Response from Cate R | Reviewed this property |
No, it's about a mile to the top of the flatirons: google "Chautauqua trailhead' and you can find a map with distances. I walked this last Saturday, and it was icy. I wore crampons but many people braved it in sneakers... More