Chautauqua Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked 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, 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.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 419 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

partially paved

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wild flowers

wildlife

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.

Good trail. A lot of steps (not super dog friendly). A lot of people.

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3 days ago

Very pretty and green. We got there at around 8am and the parking lot was full already! It was a weekend so that explains... we came here to do the Royal arch ! Super fun and a bit challenging! Gorgeous views. If you love a good workout you’ll love the Royal arch trail.

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rocky
9 days ago

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11 days ago

11 days ago

Nice and easy hike, great for the family. This trail leads to a few more advanced hikes (Royal Arch, Flat Irons) as well as some more easy terrain. Definitely gets crowded later in the day with hikers, walkers and climbers all using the trail for access

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16 days ago

Arrive around 10am not to busy weather was perfect. On the way down heavier foot traffic. Suggest going early for good parking and less people. Park ranger asking if everyone has masks when entering.

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rocky
16 days ago

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rocky
17 days ago

recorded Royal Arch Trail

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rocky
22 days ago

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rocky
25 days ago

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27 days ago

Trail took us about an hour and a half to complete. We did it with dogs, but it would have been easier without them. There are some pretty rocky spots that are hard even for dogs to manage. We tied them up at the arch so we could go into the arch and look around. Recommend for sure!

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rocky
27 days ago

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28 days ago

Gorgeous views of the Flat Irons!

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30 days ago

It’s a nice little trail! Wish it was a little longer! Very icy in some spots so be careful! But Very beautiful hike.

A little muddy in the shade. If you’re wanting to do any climbing, make sure you put on spikes before attempting anything on the 3rd flatiron!

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rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Favorite short but demanding trail , lots of shading and dry , did on 4/6/2020 and it was dry except for the very last leg at the top it was a little muddy and slippery , managed in our tennis shoes

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1 month ago

Trail was not overly crowded today and we had a great time hiking Chataqua trail and flat irons trail! Tad bit muddy in places just FYI!

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2 months ago

Super muddy but beautiful views of boulder!

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2 months ago

hit up Chautauqua today. pretty mushy and slippery. would highly advise spikes and boots. beautiful day and not many people on the trails.

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2 months ago

super crowded, but overall nice!

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