This meadow-like foothills park is ideal for a lazy afternoon with a book, a family picnic, bird watching, or a vigorous hike on numerous trails that will suit any skill level. The hiking trails take... Read More
This meadow-like foothills park is ideal for a lazy afternoon with a book, a family picnic, bird watching, or a vigorous hike on numerous trails that will suit any skill level. The hiking trails take you into the Flatirons and the Bluebell Shelter or the top of Flagstaff Mountain. A century-old community center occupies the middle of the park. Numerous lectures and musical performances are scheduled, including the Colorado Music Festival, which is held each summer. The Royal-Arch and Green Mountain hikes are not-to-be-missed but should only be attempted if you're in good shape, have plenty of water, and have had a few days to acclimate to Boulder's altitude.
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Wear your kids out with hiking, rock-climbing, and picnicking at Chautauqua Park.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Chautauqua unrivaled beauty and variety of activities for lovers and families lands it the top spot on our list.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Chautauqua Park is an iconic and historical setting at the base of Boulder's well-known Flatirons where hiking and picnicking abound.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: The scenery of Chautauqua Park alone is worth a million bucks!
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Chautauqua Park offers hiking, rock-climbing, dining and entertainment placing it at the top of our list.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: The Flatirons, rolling meadows, and scenic trails of Chautaugua provide hours of sightseeing.
- Best for Parks Because: Chautauqua Park provides hiking, rock-climbing, and grassy areas for scenic picnicking.
- Best for Hiking Trails Because: Chautauqua Park offers access to a variety of trails that cater to every skill level.