Chautauqua Park is one of the most popular and iconic areas in Boulder. Consisting of 40 acres of land at the base of the Flatirons, it provides breathtaking views and entrance to incredible hiking trails. Add to that, it also supports a wide variety of activities – from family picnics, camping and hiking to concerts, educational programs and cultural events.
The Boulder area offers a wealth of hiking areas – the trails that begin on the Chautauqua grounds being the most popular. This is not surprising since it provides a plethora of interweaving trails and is the closest access into the mountains. The scenery is breathtaking and the hike will take your breath away.
Chautauqua Park is a living and breathing pocket of Boulder’s history. It is entrenched in a history of educational, cultural and social enrichment that every Boulder resident is proud of.
The Colorado Chautauqua in Boulder came to be in the 1890s with the purpose of conducting a summer school and lecture series for school teachers. After the success of this educational retreat, the first summer session began in July 1898 and saw a continuing growth and developments over the next decades.
The 1930s marked the waning of the popularity of the Chautauqua Movement across the country. The Colorado Chautauqua is one of only a few remaining Chautauquas in the country. It remains committed to its historic purpose and continues to offer educational and cultural programs throughout the year.
A trip to Boulder will never be complete without visiting the Chautauqua Park. Whether you’re looking to go for a hike, have picnic with the family or simply wish to get in touch with nature, the Chautauqua Park is a great place to start a fun day.
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