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Chautaugua Trail

Beginning Elevation: 5,700 Feet (1776.8 Meters) Chautaugua Park Trailhead
Difficulty: Beginner
Elevation Gain, One-way: 440 Feet (137.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 6,100 Feet (1901.5 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length, One-way: .6 Miles (1 Kilometer)
Other Maps: City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks: Trails in the Boulder Valley
Usage: Heavy Please stay on the trail to avoid further impact.
USGS Map: Eldorado Springs Quadrangle 7.5 Minute Series
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle

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General Description

Hiking on Chautaugua Trail permits breathtaking views of the Flatirons
Copyright: Amy Pyle - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Hiking on Chautaugua Trail permits breathtaking views of the Flatirons
The Chautaugua Trail leads from the Chautaugua Park Trailhead .6 miles to the Bluebell-Baird Trail. It is rated as easy with an elevation gain of 440 feet. The surface of this trail is graded gravel and is an excellent trail for small children. It provides breathtaking views of the Flatirons.

Directions from Highway 36: Take the Baseline Road exit and travel west toward the mountains. Follow Baseline Road nearly 1.5 miles to the entrance for Chautaugua Park. Turn left into the park. Parking is free at this trailhead.

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Recreation Opportunities
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ICON Hiking & Walking Chautaugua Trail
ICON Bird Identification Chautaugua Trail
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Related Activities
Bluebell-Baird Trail - Bluebell-Baird Trail crosses beneath the first Flatiron and connects the Chautaugua Trail to the Gregory Canyon Trailhead.

Royal Arch Trail - The Royal Arch Trail leads to a natural arch south of the third Flatiron. The hike is rated as moderate with a substantial gain in elevation.


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