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Chautauqua Park Trails

April 16, 2019 Comments Off on Chautauqua Park Trails Boulder Running Routes, Great Places to Run in Boulder

Chautauqua Park Trails

Central Boulder

Difficulty:Moderate/Difficult
Dogs:Yes (But not on allowed on McClintock Trail and upper Greenman Trail)
Bathrooms:Yes
Getting There:Chautauqua Park is located on West Baseline Road near 9th Street. Parking can be challenging on weekends or weekday nights when there is a summer concert series event. On summer weekends, a free shuttle bus system operates between the park and outlying parking aress from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. due to limited parking onsite parking and on adjacent streets. For more about the shuttle bus system, visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/transportation/parktopark.

There are dozens of trails to run from Chautauqua Park (near 9th and Baseline), but none of them are flat. The main route is the 7.1-mile Mesa Trail, a rolling point-to-point route that terminates on Eldorado Springs Drive south of Boulder, but there are also trails up Flagstaff Mountain (2 miles one-way), Green Mountain (2.5 miles one way), Bear Peak (4 miles one way) and numerous other interconnecting routes. Mesa Trail crosses over North Shanahan Trail, South Shanahan Trail, Shadow Canyon Trail, Towhee Trail, Homestead Trail, Big Bluestem Trail and South Boulder Creek Trail, offering dozens of other unique loop options. Get a map from the Chautauqua Ranger Station or check out the detailed City of Boulder Chautauqua Park trail map.

 

 

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