Located in Boulder, Chautauqua Park is one of the few remaining locations established for the Chautauqua movement. In the year 1898, Boulder citizens agreed to the purchase of an 80-acre land to bring culture to rural areas by using it as a “Chautauqua”, hence the name of the park. The Chautauqua Auditorium is a National Historic Landmark.
Hiking Trails at Boulder’s Chautauqua Park
Being the starting point for a number of hiking trails (ranging in different difficulty levels), the park attracts hikers with different levels of experience from all over. The park also lends itself to nature discovery, especially with those who take advantage of the park’s access to Open Space Mountain Park trails.
The park features include having a parking lot (and allowed street parking), bike route access, RTD access, bike racks, picnic area, playground, well-maintained restrooms, tennis courts, a demonstration garden, and well-marked hiking trails. The park also accepts cultural events, concerts, lodging, and dining all year-round.
- Chautauqua Auditorium
- Picnic Area (no shelters to reserve)
- Tennis Courts
- Demonstration Garden
- Hiking Trails (Open Space and Mountain Parks)
- Bike Racks
- Parking Lot and Street Parking
- RTD Access
- Bike Route Access
Address: Baseline Rd & 9th St, Boulder
Season: Year round