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Chautauqua Park, Boulder

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Chautauqua Park serves as a gathering place for community enrichment and a gateway to Colorado's natural beauty. The institution was founded around the turn of the 20th century as part of a widespread educational and cultural movement directed at rural America. Now, the complex offers lodging and accommodations, as well as food, entertainment, and event venues. At the historical dining hall, enjoy a meal with a scenic view of trees and mountains. Join a town walking tour of the facility and its associated buildings, which includes an auditorium listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours offered by the complex itself are also available. Be sure to book early as they fill up fast. Add Chautauqua Park to your Boulder travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Boulder trip itinerary site .
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  • It is so beautiful and peaceful here, beautiful scenery. Some short or longer hikes. Visit the visitors center for info. Eat at the dining Hall (original building). You can pack a lunch and sprawl out...  more »
  • My family and I visited this park in December of 2017. The weather was perfect, and it was busy with hikers! I will be here again.  more »
  • Beautiful venue,, interesting architecture and shops. Good food. How cool would it be to live here? Pleasant grounds to just walk around and just enjoy nature.  more »
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  • Lots of trails to choose from here ranging from difficult to easy! I did Green Mountain and parked at the main park's parking lot. There's a lot more parking here and on the street. Your can park at Gregory Canyon but there's space for maybe 7 cars tops and requires a fee. The views from the top of Green Mountain are absolutely gorgeous but the hike to the top is tough, pretty steep but will make an excellent cardio workout! Also the rangers at the ranger cottage are super nice and helpful! I'd love to get back out there to check out more trails!
  • One of the best parks in Boulder! Tons of trails! Inside bathrooms with flush toilets and running water. Best views around. Right at the bottom of one of the best State parks in the area. New improvements being made to the area. Great place to take groups and get some really good pictures. Cabins for rent near by. Pet and bike friendly trails.
  • The Colorado Chautauqua is a lovely place to visit. I think everyone who comes through Boulder needs to go. The rangers in the Rangers Cottage are very kind and helpful because hiking and nature are their passions. The wonderful views of the flatirons towering overhead like great stone giants taking a rest on top of Green Mountain are breathtaking even after two decades of living in Boulder.
  • This is a very beautiful place. I would recommend hiking the first flatiron or Mesa trail. The dining hall is a quality, nice restaurant and the theater is phenomenal.
  • Wonderful park! Excellent trails and the scenery is breathtaking. Pick up brochures and plan to take advantage of the opportunity to be entertained in the 100 plus Chautauqua building. Shows range from Shakespeare, movies, choral, symphony, dance and popular music. Don't forget to experience the very yummy restaurant.

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