Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark

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900 Baseline Rd
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-3282

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  • With a network of trails to suit every level of hiker, get up-close with the Flatirons (the slanting slabs of sandstone that are Boulders most recognizable landmark) framed by a beautiful meadow.
  • For an easy walk do the Bluebell-Baird Trail. For a long walk take the Mesa Trail. For a more strenuous hike that will take 1 to 1.5 hours take the Royal Arch Trail. There are tons of options here.
  • Don't hike hungover
  • Everyone likes Chautauqua in the summer but if you're looking for a quiet walk in the woods, be sure to hit the trails in the morning after a little snow. You cannot go wrong.
  • Mobile phone audio tour! Call 303-952-1600 Nine stops & four interpretive panels located throughout this National Historic Landmark. Fun
  • Did you know? The word Chautauqua is Iroquois for either two moccasins tied together or jumping fish.
  • Wildlife watch for Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
  • Great place for "experimenting"
  • Start with a guided tour early with Boulder Walking Tours . Go to ranger station to pick a trail to hike . Later have lunch at tha Dining Hall . Then drive up to the top of Flagstaff Mt.
  • Check out the trails at the ranger station
  • I want to go hiking here!
  • Great for a hike. Fantastic mountain views!
  • Nice trails to walk with great views of Boulder and Denver the higher you go. Nice date spot to watch the sun set.
  • Hike or climb the flatirons! Also pick up trash left on trails to keep them beautiful for the rest of the guests!
  • Awesome open space accessible by bicycle from town.
  • Great place to hike, with many options. A different experience each time. Parking is tough, but the trail doesn't get over-crowded in the morning.
  • Hike to the Royal Arch is awesome and strenuous. 1600ft elevation gain! The one downside is that everyone and their mother were here on a Sunday around noon. I've never seen a park this packed!
  • You should be hiking here at least ones. But after that I would avoid this park. Way too crowded (on the weekends at least).
  • Try ice cream at the general store
  • Too many people for it to be a good hike. Better hikes nearby up the canyon or on hwy36