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    Chautauqua Loop Trail

    • 900 Baseline Road
      Boulder, CO 80302

    It’s easy to see why this is Boulder’s signature hiking area: Snap a photo in front of the iconic Flatirons and then hike right up to these spectacular, slanting slabs of sandstone. As you start out on the Chautauqua Trail, you’ll find that the hike is steeper than it appears, so take your time. The trails wind in and out of pine forests and grassy meadows. Stop to smell a fragrant ponderosa pine trunk, have a seat on a sun-warmed boulder and admire the city views below.

    Directions: Use Google Maps for navigation to parking at “Chautauqua Trailhead.”

    Before your hike, visit the Ranger Cottage at the Chautauqua Trailhead for maps, brochures, friendly advice and educational displays. You can view local animal specimens and touch pelts. There’s also a public restroom and a place to fill your water bottle.

    Hiking Trails
    • Estimated Time: < 1 hour:
    • Difficulty: Easy:
    • Dogs Allowed (on leash):
    • Family-friendly:
    • Free Parking:
    • Parking Fee:
    • Restrooms:
    • Distance: 0.6 miles
    • Estimated Time: < 1 Hour
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Great for Winter: