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Chautauqua Park

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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...more
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900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302-7547
+1 303-442-3282
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All reviews dining hall royal arch general store music festival the cottages hiking trails ranger station great hiking well marked trails close to town nice hike baseline road great place to hike open space bring water gorgeous views short hike
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Boulder and may not got to Chautauqua that often as it is difficult to find a parking spot if you are late, but the area is unique and a must do if you just come to visit. I’m a runner so I...More

Thank dmbenitez
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is a dream. It is at the base of the Flat Irons. You can stroll or sit in the park, bring a lunch or have lunch at the restaurant. There a public restrooms. There is a trail that goes up and it beatiful...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful easy to hard hiking. Great history, worth reading about. Nice restaurant with great setting, but a little lacking in food. Also, super worth staying here.

Thank Leedalton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful park just outside Boulder. Several trail options - water stations to fill your bottles - helpful rangers. Be warned, tho - no bathroom until you on the downside!

Thank Lynne F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Boulder in late September 2018 on the first leg of a memorable road trip to the U.S. Southwest. We set aside time one morning to hike in wonderful Chautauqua Park just outside downtown Boulder. We were able to find a parking space in...More

1  Thank Canadianstraveling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time that I hiked the trails in Chautauqua Park. We have learned to park on the local street and to use a restroom prior to hitting the trails as both are limited at this site. The trails are maintained well. With...More

Thank williamrE6870OT
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We took this hike after arriving the night before out of Denver. On paper, the hike did not look too bad for being in reasonable shape. We found ourselves breathing hard on the journey due to altitude adjustment from the midwest. The trail demanded us...More

1  Thank Hankwisco
Reviewed 9 October 2018

It’s always a pleasure to walk the grounds of Boulder’s lovely Chautauqua Park. It has such a friendly and relaxing vibe. Our recent visit was mainly for a breakfast at the Chautauqua Dining Hall, but the walk to and from was delightful.

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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Had a good early morning hike for 2 hours. It’s fairly steep and has a lovely view. I felt quite safe as there were others on all routes.

Thank FluffyToronto
Reviewed 7 October 2018

There is one main trial up to the flatirons. However, check it out on google maps. This place is an opening to many other trails that go to other mountains. A great starting point, but be prepared to park a bit far away if you...More

1  Thank liteschris
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Response from Iamcurioustraveler | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the two previous answers.
14 July 2018|
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Response from GrandpaJMC | Reviewed this property |
You want to be dropped off at the front of the main hall, a large white building at the top of the hill overlooking the expanse of the park. That is where the restaurant is located as well as the rest rooms. From there it is... More
16 February 2018|
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Response from ecreelarson | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no camping nor are there RV hookups but they do rent super nice cottages with kitchens and easy access to their dining hall, auditorium, hiking trails, picnic area etc.