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Chautauqua

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Address: 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302
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Originally established in 1898 to bring culture to rural areas, this...

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 events available.

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Good Food to Go With Lots of History and Charm

Charming, historic venue with surprisingly good food. Can't beat it for a before-concert dinner at Chautauqua. Can't beat the view of the Flatirons either! A must-do for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jim H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Charming, historic venue with surprisingly good food. Can't beat it for a before-concert dinner at Chautauqua. Can't beat the view of the Flatirons either! A must-do for visitors but a frequent-return venue for locals, too.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This park has many trails and so much to offer in views. As you walk you can see the town of Boulder, look at beautiful mountain views, beautiful homes and of course flowers in bloom in spring and summer.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

When I'm Boulder you must hike in the Chautauqua area. It's so beautiful and if you chose a trail at the right altitude the views are awesome ;)

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The nice thing about this particular area is that it is an easy climb. You don't need equipment, and you don't have to have a permit (at least not where we were). It's a steep hike, and you have to remember that the air will only become even thinner as you climb, so it can take a toll on your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit worried not at first however home improves after a 1/2 mile so don't give up. The trail is heavily used so don't be surprised by a lot of people. Parking can be tough. Construct currently ongoing on baseline road so a bit if s delay. Overall good experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a resident climber I have spent hundreds of days in Chautauqua and enjoy it immensely. Overall the trail system is not the easiest but there are places for all levels of hikers to enjoy. Because of the traffic on weekends and holidays I emplore you to also respect the place. There are two major things I would like to... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome views, and some terrain for just about anyone to hike, this historic site is really nice. Another great destination for those out of town guests. Parking is easier during the week-it is quite popular and gets crowded on weekends.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a blast here. It is a pretty easy drive and we easily found parking. I thinks that the hike was not too difficult but it is easy to get worn out easily if you are not used to the altitude. Probably would be a bit too much for older individuals.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm temps meant the ice and snow were melting. This made for a wet and muddy trek but the scenery was awesome.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is just absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. My friends brought us here when we were visiting the Boulder area. It was covered in snow and I felt like we were in a movie. It felt fake. It was just so stunning. We hiked around a bunch and sledded a whole bunch too and it was just a wonderful day. We... More 

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