About Chautauqua, Boulder
Chautauqua, Boulder - Address, Phone Number
Address: 9th St & Baseline, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 05:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
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The park is situated a little away from the city of Boulder and is known for the stunning view of its surrounding. You can get to see the high Flatirons from here. Along with the scenic view, the place also has various short trails where hikers and joggers can go and spend some time. Near the park lies the famous Chautauqua auditorium, established in 19th century and considered to be a National Historic landmark in Boulder. The Auditorium had been a premier platform known for hosting performances of varied artists, both native and international. That, coupled with the auditorium’s unique architecture and brilliant acoustics makes it a great place to stop by for an exciting night. There is also a Chautauqua Community Hall just near the building. The hall was built in 1918 to serve as a shelter for the tent residents which has been remodeled today as a event hosting platform for folks. From concerts, films to other exclusive programs, the place has it all. All of these destinations are known for its history and beauty and quite frequented by visitors throughout the year.
- Bicycles are not allowed on the trails in the Chautauqua area.
- Leashed dogs are allowed.
- Dog control requirements vary from trail to trail. Keep an eye on the instructions available at trailhead and trail intersections.
Chautauqua Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Chautauqua Opening and Closing Hours
- Opening hours might differ on Christmas eve and Christmas day.
- Lodging Office Hours: Sunday to Saturday - 8:30am to 9:00pm
- Box Office Hours: Monday to Friday - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
How To reach Chautauqua by Public Transport
- By Taxi
- By Car
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This is worth the views to walk up at least as far as the paved ramp goes. But the farther you go up, the more beautiful the views get. It’s very steep- but so worth it to take as many breaks for selfies or just to breath and take in the scenery as you need. There are several branches of the trail and they all vary in difficulty and experience. There is parking and a bathroom at the base of the trail.
I wasn't super impressed. I hiked from the parking lot to the top of a hill above Flatiron 3, and the entire trail was in terrible condition and poorly maintained. It looks like they are trying to come up with a plan to remedy the trail conditions as there were closed areas, so perhaps in the future these trails will be better; but after hiking my way across 13 states to get here, this was definitely the least interesting trail and was in the poorest shape of any that I've done on this trip. Once I got to the end of the trail however, there is a fun Boulder scramble to the very top. There was nobody up there as everyone else on the trail seems to stop down in the woods where there is no view. Do yourself a favor and scramble to the very top; the views of Boulder and the flatiron from that point are worth the mediocre hike.
Beautiful hike but always crawling with people no matter which trail you take. Moderate-hard difficulty level; I would take a visitor that isn't altitude adjusted yet to Mt. Sanitas or Flagstaff instead because this one is really difficult for anyone I've brought here that was just visiting. It's a moderately steep climb and will wind you pretty quick if you're not used to it. Parking is a nightmare but there is now a free shuttle bus to help with that. Love this hike but I only do it on weekdays during the school year to catch the less busy times.
A beautiful spot with some great trails, definitely recommend Royal Arch. Knocking it a star because this place gets chaotic and parking is a nightmare. They just rolled out a free bus service, so hopefully that helps with parking. The trails can get really busy though and "traffic jams" even during the week are common.
Took this trail up to Royal Arch. The Royal Arch is absolutely beautiful but be warned it is a trek up. Boulder and rocks are your stairs and path up to Royal Arch! But it is rewarding when you reach the top! The views are just magnificent and the arch is a sight to see. During the weekend the trails at Chautauqua are very busy! Parking can be limited. I would suggest heading out early during the summer months. Happy Hiking!!
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