One Texas Monthly writer takes a serene summer trip to the Colorado Chautauqua and dives into its surprising history while also giving a handful of solid recommendations on what to do while visiting Boulder.

July 1, 2024
It’s quiet hour at the Colorado Chautauqua, that almost eerie, old-fashioned, two-hour step back through the decades between 1 and 3 p.m. when every summer resident at the vacation community returns to their cabin for a siesta. Some sleep; others play cards or read. The sounds of the mountain meld into a sonorous silence: a combination of faraway chatter, the purr of cars on the curves up Flagstaff Mountain, and the symphony’s tuneful cacophony as it warms up in the historic auditorium for the night’s performance. 
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