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Chautauqua

900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302
303 442 3282
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Ranked #2 of 61 Attractions in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: Running, Hiking
Owner description: Originally established in 1898 to bring culture to rural areas, this beautiful park now hosts cultural events, features rock climbing sites, lovely... more » Owner description: Originally established in 1898 to bring culture to rural areas, this beautiful park now hosts cultural events, features rock climbing sites, lovely gardens and picnic areas and is the starting point for many hiking trails. « less
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Rockwall, Texas
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142 reviews 142 reviews
44 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Nothing beats a gorgeous Fall day in Boulder when the temp is in the 60's, the sun is shining, the skies are blue and you are hiking up Chautauqua with so many others - families, tourists, dogs, rockclimbers, etc. The parking lots were full and we ended up parking on a side street - along with dozens more. The trails... More

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Hillsborough, California, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Right at the base of the flatirons, a group of cabins, a park, an historic restaurant with a wraparound porch, fantastic ice cream in the general store. We have stayed here, eaten here, walked here and find it a charming bit of historic Boulder!

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Brussels, Belgium
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130 reviews 130 reviews
45 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We wanted to do some hiking on the Flagstaff mountain but the road was closed.So we decided to do a hike on this place.There is even an park ranger station to get a map and some information about the hikes.We did a walk that takes you on the hill .The views are magnificent (surely with the trees in fall, all... More

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

On a beautiful fall afternoon this park is hard to beat. Minutes from downtown, but direct access to the mountains gives it a unique quality, and the historical element just adds to the charm. I like the diversity you find in the park. There is something for people of all ages and ability levels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Just beautiful and scenic views. We took some wonderful pictures and got some exercise in the process. A great place for a family hike!

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Rochester, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Loved hiking Chautauqua. Beautiful, fairly easy, well marked trails. Guide at the entrance to help you find the trails that are best for you... map provided.

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Kansas City
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The dining hall is full of character and able to accommodate food allergies without difficulty. The tea service was spot on, an egg timer to time steeping of the black tea to exactly 3 minutes. Fresh squeezed orange juice and hot chocolate for the tween. A delightful brunch in a fabulous setting. Call ahead to put your name on the... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Within walking distance from downtown Boulder Chattauqua has a whole slew of walking/hiking paths. Some short others, all day one- way. And there is also some limited rock climbing. Few of the paths are level. Some have a significant elevation gain. (Warning: lowlanders (such as us from LA) may already suffer from the altitude just being in Boulder before that... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Sometimes the Dining Hall is wonderful; other times you wonder why you bother to come back as the food is unrecognizable from prior visits and the service slips a lot with the high turnover in staff. Sitting outside on the porch must be the reason for returning!

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I love Chautauqua and all it has to offer. Wonderful lodge like dining hall with a grand veranda, hiking trails for all levels along the Flatirons, big open park area for Frisbee and reading a book on a warm afternoon, music hall to enjoy the Colorado Music Festival. These are all activities I've enjoyed at Chautauqua.

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