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Chautauqua Park

900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302-7547
+1 303-442-3282
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Easy to get to Chautauqua, lots of choices for trails from a mile or two up to 10 miles. Superb... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Boulder, Colorado
Royal Arch

This hike is very challenging especially if you have non-mountain lungs. But it feels great! Once... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Julie S
New York City, New York
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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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900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302-7547
+1 303-442-3282
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Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This hike is very challenging especially if you have non-mountain lungs. But it feels great! Once we reached the top I wanted to stay all day. It was beautiful.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank DavidSta
Reviewed 1 November 2017

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 the park. There is a playground for kids....More

Thank LisaYE2017
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I have hiked here twice and I would highly recommend. The nature is beautiful and there is great signage throughout the park. I came with a group of friends and we had a blast.

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I found this when looking for a park to pass the afternoon before a meeting in town. So peaceful. Hiking trails in the neerby foothills start here. There was a nice old style semi formal restaurant with live acoustic music and later a famous silent...More

Thank dhemphill2016
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Was not aware of how much of an incline park has. Beautiful and peaceful. So dog friendly! Families welcome

Thank wynnesayer
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I'll bet this place gets pleanty busy especially in summer months. Today on a weekend there were plenty of visitors but I hiked the loop to Green Mountain. It was plenty challenging and definitely I got a wilderness experience from time to time. Definitely recommend.

Thank garlicmike
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Most enjoyable, and will be going back. The scenery is spectacular. Be sure to get there early, as even on a weekday, parking is a major problem

Thank fogsworld
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a late afternoon hike while on a business trip in Denver. Parking seemed like it could be a struggle since the lot was small and the park was active. The trails I encountered varied in difficulty from easier paved walks to paths...More

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11 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
9 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
9 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