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.
- Entry is free.
- 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
- By Taxi
- By Car
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91.84% of people who visit Boulder include Chautauqua in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
58.57% of people start their Chautauqua visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Chautauqua
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chautauqua
What a feast to the eyes and the mind. We lucked out to walk the trail during wild-flower bloom and moderate sunshine, in late June. The towering rocks looking over a limitless park is a sight to behold. Not sure if there is any parallel to this wonder of nature! A must visit.
Nice place. Did my first and last front flip here on a snowboard. Would suggest not parking up there on weekends and just park around the big houses just north of baseline.
Beautiful mountain views just from the parking lot. Connects to the entire boulder trail system. Flatiron loop is a nice moderate hike with nice views and shaded by trees. Royal Arch is a favorite but is a mile of steep ascent. My favorite is 1st and 2nd flatirons trail. This is a bit less steep than RA but is longer but beautiful view of mountain peaks further west. Make sure and continue on ten minutes past the 1st Flatiron to reach the 2nd. Alot of people turn back early and in ten minutes more could have better views.
My wife and I are visiting from Tampa and hiked to Royal Arch for the first time. The trails are well marked and maintained. I was happily surprised to see so many people using the trails. I would certainly hike this trail again if I return.
Great park, but rather crowded on a Saturday. There was no parking available in the afternoon. The flat irons hike is awesome!