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Baseline Trail

Beginning Elevation: 5,700 Feet (1776.8 Meters) Chautaugua Park Trailhead
Difficulty: Beginner
Elevation Gain, One-way: 60 Feet (18.7 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 5,760 Feet (1795.5 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length, One-way: .4 Miles (0.67 Kilometers)
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

Baseline Trail parallels Baseline Road within the Chautaugua Park boundary. It leads .4 miles west from Chautaugua parking area. A minimal gain in elevation and a smooth gravel surface makes this a good trail for small children and strollers.

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
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Baseline Trail
ICON Bird Identification Baseline Trail
ICON Wildflower Identification Baseline Trail
ICON Viewing Scenery Baseline Trail

Related Activities
Bluebell-Baird Trail - Bluebell-Baird Trail crosses beneath the first Flatiron and connects the Chautaugua Trail to the Gregory Canyon Trailhead.

Chautaugua Trail - This is a short, easy trail that leads toward the Flatirons from the Chautaugua Park Trailhead.


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