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If you have ever been to Boulder, you notice right away the importance the city and its people put on environment, active lifestyles, and the mix of the two. If you have never been hiking, Chautaqua, located at the base of the Flatirons, is the perfect place to start.
Chautauqua's were originially a movement historically to spread education and and cultural experiences to audiences. The community of Chautauqua's brought lectures, performances, concerts, classes, and more around the states to spread practices and entertainment. "The Colorado Chautauqua is considered to be the western representation of a cultural movement that swept the U.S. in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and continues to exemplify its original ideals - lifelong learning, love of nature, voluntary simplicity and music, oration and the arts."
Chautauqua is also known to Boulder as the place to hike for a sunny, relaxing day. It is located at the bottom of the Flatirons, for those who want a long more intense hike, it is the starting point to many of the trails up to the peaks. So whatever kind of hike you are looking for, this entire area is the place to go if you're in Boulder, CO.
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