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Chautauqua Park, Boulder

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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 Chautauqua Park to your Boulder travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Boulder trip itinerary site .
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  • We attended a special hike and music on July 2. Geared for ages 2-8 the hike went looking for animals (some real some not) and of course parents went along. Then we were entertained and educated by a ...  more »
  • Was there in late June for a 2 hour walk up the hill. Follow the meadows if looking for some shade, beautiful flowers and a fairytale like atmosphere.  more »
  • The trail was easy to follow. The scenery was gorgeous. Take your camera, some water and a snack and enjoy the journey up!  more »
  • Amazing views with a safe elevated snow trail in the Winter. Be sure to bring an extra pair of socks. Dog friendly. To really explore all of it and do fun side activities like slide downhill on a floatie/sled or hike the complete path you might need about half a day. Depends on party size and hiking experience. Really enjoyed it.
  • Lots of trails to choose from here ranging from difficult to easy! I did Green Mountain and parked at the main park's parking lot. There's a lot more parking here and on the street. Your can park at Gregory Canyon but there's space for maybe 7 cars tops and requires a fee. The views from the top of Green Mountain are absolutely gorgeous but the hike to the top is tough, pretty steep but will make an excellent cardio workout! Also the rangers at the ranger cottage are super nice and helpful! I'd love to get back out there to check out more trails!
  • The Chautauqua park is one of the best parks of Boulder. You'll find gorgeous views and intensive hiking trails here. Many people come here to shoot photos, including wedding photos. The only downside is that parking is almost always hard here...
  • Very nice clean trails with lots of shade. Dog and kid friendly. There is a playground for the kids after the hike. There are restrooms and water. Parking can be kind of crappy but there are multiple trails and trailheads if you drive back a bit furthwr into the park. Big open space for field sports at in the center of the park.
  • AWESOME hike!!! BEAUTIFUL, breathtaking scenery, with many options for a variety of trail route and level of difficulty. Bathrooms and parking on site. A trail for all ages and activity levels. We took the entire family. Enjoy.

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