Chautauqua Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.2 miElevation gain419 ftRoute typeOut & back
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This trail basically serves as the first "in-trail" that leads to many other popular hikes in the park such as the Flat Irons and Royal Arch. It is wide, well traveled, and slightly inclined, with valley (Boulder CO) vistas, wild flowers, and great upward views of the jagged Flat Irons.

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

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.

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Carlisa Creter
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Very nice

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Veronica Lugo
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Loved it!

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Aaron Lerch
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Amazing above the fog views today! Apparently all trails quit mid way through my hike so it lost the full distance

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Tori Weygant
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michael deems
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Edward Kenny
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Awesome. Hard

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Thomas Michal
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This was a really awesome hike we set out an hour before sunrise unfortunately we missed it by only about 10 minutes. There was no ice to say on the the trail only in patches probably don’t need spikes right now we hit it off January 31, 2021

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Azael Rodriguez
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it is an awesome experience, you will love it, amazing view perfect to take pictures... ENJOY!!!

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Alexis Hartman
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Great trail! There were some icy spots today, but they were pretty easy to avoid.

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Robert O'Neal
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Fun hike there was some ice that is easily avoided

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Dalila Quezada Leaños
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It was beautiful and icy in some areas.

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Deanna Gach
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awesome!

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Daniel Heinz
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Fairly easy. It’s icy yes, but easy to avoid the ice. Honestly worth it! Don’t listen to the negative! Get out and go! Lol have a good day

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Olivia Dorencz
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Way too icy right now, don't even bother trying unless youve got some serious spikes

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Kat Perry
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Steep, but definitely worth it! Hiked in spikes all the way.

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Jim Piggott
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A bit of ice

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Dana W
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Super icy in the way up.

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Kimberly Petska
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Mikyla Houston
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Beautiful, great hike for pups, too. Tons of people there, so definitely bring a mask. Also, it’s incredibly icy, so wear hiking shoes or shoes with good traction!

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Kendra Annette
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Shady parts were snow packed and going down flatirons was slippery. Bluebell was nice

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Dan Jahnke
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Mary Ann Nillas
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icy on some spots. so be careful

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Suzanne Hopkins
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Some spots a little icy

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Nikole Clarke
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Sarah Byrd
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Good but slippery in parts

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Ronald Zaranko
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