Chautauqua Trail

EASY 178 reviews
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Chautauqua Trail is a 1.2 mile out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

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.

2 days ago

Snowy and a little icey! Great tiny hike.

26 days ago

Lots of great trails that branch off of this one

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful park, great hike, busy though, parking can be a challenge on nice weekends. Uphill to start. Network of trails you can veer off onto, take a map if you’re new to the park.

hiking
1 month ago

Was nice during sunset for an after stroll. It was very busy.

hiking
2 months ago

Very pretty with the leaves changing colors. A bit muddy when I went, and a steady uphill for essentially the whole trail, though I may have veered off the main trail.

2 months ago

It's rated as easy, but it can be strenuous in parts. Heavily trafficked, but gorgeous views.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail, pretty easy if you're just looking to do a leisurely stroll with your kids or dog. I ended up branching off to another trail just to get a little climbing in. Was busy but not overly crowded (went during a weekday). Parking is limited right at the trail but if you don't mind walking a couple blocks just find a side street to park in the shade. Water station/restroom at the entrance is a bonus to refill when you return

hiking
4 months ago

Good hike

hiking
4 months ago

Brand new trailhead and trail up to the fork for flatirons/royal arch or bluebell mesa that is wider and flattened out. Heavy traffic people and dogs on the weekends but beautiful under the flatirons as always and great views of Boulder and foothills around.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a short yet relatively steep hike that takes you to a couple of other different trails. Good for a quick workout, looking forward to taking the trail further next time.

4 months ago

Very nice. My Aussie was hot and we had to stop in the shade twice but we had plenty of water to douse him with. Water...that's what I missed. Would have loved a trickling stream or pond even but it's a dry hike. Beautiful nonetheless

walking
5 months ago

nice little hike if you're cramped on time. leads to the flatiron loop. good views of the chautauqua mtns. busy

5 months ago

A good little hike with the fam. Kids enjoyed it. Got a little workout in. Decent views going up then once you get to the loop.

hiking
5 months ago

A nice/easy way to get acclimated on your first hiking day.

hiking
5 months ago

A nice/easy way to get acclimated on your first hiking day.

6 months ago

Beautiful views the entire way up! A few confusing areas on which way the trail went but there were many helpful people. Definitely plan to go early, the parking got insane after 8am

6 months ago

Beautiful Trail.. Can't wait to go back..

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

It was not an easy hike but the sights are amazing! We are not from Boulder so this was no easy hike for us but it was a wonderful workout!

7 months ago

did the bluebell loop. very easy hike. great look out views over boulder.

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