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Chautauqua

900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302
303 442 3282
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Ranked #2 of 59 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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Alabama
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Many choices for hikes of varying lengths (stop by the visitor center for information) and beautiful views of the Flatirons, the Rockies and Boulder. Don't miss this!

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Took the Chautauqua trail to the First and Second Flatirons trail. This trail takes you to the top of the 2nd Flatiron, and the views are spectacular. It's an easy to moderate hike, perfect for a casual hiker. Would definitely recommend.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

So close to downtown Boulder and so pretty! I went for a hike on a Sunday afternoon. The weather was beautiful and the trails nice and clear. There were a lot of people out there on the weekend. Didn't get a sense of remoteness but I really enjoyed seeing all the happy people and dogs out there! I loved it!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

it was great. a bit more skill is involved in the upper trails. On the short side, may only take an hour to get to the top if you have hiking experience.

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Des Moines
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86 reviews 86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Had a very enjoyable hike on Sunday morning. Had to park several blocks away from the trailhead so we knew it must be fun. It was. It would be Excellent if everyone would clean up after their dogs!

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Chicago
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our family rented a large cottage/home in Chautauqua Park. 11 persons and perfect weather - we felt like Teddy Roosevelt camping out with views overlooking Boulder. Park is lovely and hiking trails fabulous and well marked. The summer Music Festival was in full swing and he sounds of classical symphonies filled the air most evenings. Everything was perfect EXCEPT the... More

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Slidell, La
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We saw that Chautauqua was rated highly as an attraction in Boulder and so, on a recent trip to Boulder we decided to spend a Sunday afternoon there and perhaps go on a short hike. First of all, there was no place to park. After waiting around for someone to leave, we finally landed a spot. Although we had a... More

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Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Loved it. Very easy to hike, specially for first timers like me. Easy access and friendly staff. Spectacular views of the entire city. Can't wait to return.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The location was a getaway for teachers in the summer to offer them a place to relax, learn, and collaborate. The restaurant is very interesting since it was the original gathering place. The food is farm to table, delicious and reasonably priced. The wait staff is friendly and they modify most dishes- just ask. We also hiked many trails. This... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Such a great layout, well thought out paths and beautiful views. We also strolled though the village of cottages and gardens, the learning centers and OMG the concert hall that was doing a orchestral rehearsal! Really, just old school beauty.

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