Chautauqua Trail

EASY 42 reviews
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Chautauqua Trail is a 1.2 mile out and back trail located near Boulder, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November.

1.2 miles 450 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

views

wild flowers

Directions from Highway 36: Take the Baseline Road exit and travel west toward the mountains. Follow Baseline Road nearly 1.5 miles to the entrance for Chautaugua Park. Turn left into the park. Parking is free at this trailhead.

23 days ago

25 days ago

Beautiful but so overcrowded. Not worth it if you are looking to enjoy a quite hike

1 month ago

What.a beautiful fall walk!

1 month ago

Nice short jaunt through the golden fields and trees. Trail has worn down so watch the ankles on the technical rock terrain.

hiking
1 month ago

Always beautiful but always crowded too.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Pretty chill little hike right out of Boulder.

hiking
3 months ago

There's a reason it's a local favorite- it's close to downtown, challenging and has great views. This trail splits into a handful of others. Great short day hike if you're in the Boulder area.

hiking
3 months ago

Starts off with some serious straight up, but definitely gets easier and connects with some other good trails.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

Gorgeous views of Boulder! Easy for anyone to hike or for a nice nature walk. Highly trafficked in Boulder.

hiking
5 months ago

Gradual slope with great view, don't forget to look behind you! I did the first part of the trail, looping back around, in Birkenstocks and found that to be quite manageable but would recommend hiking boots if you intend to pick more of the many trail options beyond that. Pick up a map in the Rangers cabin when you arrive. Such varied views!

hiking
5 months ago

Loved the views

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great views of Boulder!

6 months ago

The trail we took got quite challenging at some points, but the view from the top was worth everything. Beautiful over look of Boulder, CO and beyond. Did get quite windy and a little chilly at the top, so I would suggest bring a light jacket if going up in spring time like myself.