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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 the cottages music festival hiking trails ranger station great hiking well marked trails close to town bring plenty of water nice hike baseline road great place to hike open space gorgeous views short hike
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Reviewed yesterday

Best park we visited in Boulder, CO with multiple trails of different difficulty levels, plus the added bonus of gorgeous views of Boulder and the Rocky Mountains on the west as you climb! We loved everything about this park - it has bike racks, restroom...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Erick N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great park where you can come and hike with your family and dogs (on leash). Beautiful views. There is a bit of foot traffic but the trails are wide. A nice way to spend the afternoon!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CityDogsSailing
Reviewed 4 days ago

While parking is a nightmare, it is worth the hassle. Go during the week and park on Baseline Rd. Take the hike up the mountains, but go left - it's a short hike up to some great views of Boulder. The park itself has a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LydiaMcFarland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park has beautiful scenery, a concert venue, a restaurant, and cabins. Parking is always a challenge, and on weekends, a shuttle service is available. Food at the restaurant is great. Concert venue is old and has some challenging seats to see the stage --...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GTravellerG80210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on outskirt of town near some beautiful homes. My daughter brought us here for an "easy" hike, but it was quite a climb. Unfortunately, we had to turn around and head back down due to some ice on the trail. Need to get in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing hike with spectacular views! Really great for vacation photos! Watch for mud- which can make the rocks and the trail slippery. Wear sturdy shoes and always bring a jacket- if the sun goes behind a cloud the temp can drop 15 degrees. Also, always...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SoloGroupTrips
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for the first time yesterday and loved it! We got there as soon as it opened at 9am because we heard that it’s hard to park if you get there late. My family and I had a great time hiking and wanted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KathD26
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dmbenitez
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 2Arizonatravelers
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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16 July 2018|
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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.