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greenBlue Chautauqua Trail

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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 443' 135 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,144' 1,873 m
Low: 5,701' 1,738 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

The centerpiece of the Chautauqua meadows trails.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Starting from the main trailhead at Chautauqua, this trail ascends towards the majestic flatirons. Try to peel your eyes away from these awe-inspiring geologic formations enough to watch your step. This is one of the most used trails in the whole park so it is wide and mostly smooth. As you gain elevation, take a look back to the east and admire Boulder from above.

This trail provides access to Ski Jump Trail, Bluebell-Baird Trail and the Flatirons Loop Trail.

Flora & Fauna

This trail runs straight through the heart of Chautauqua meadows. Due to the proximity of the parking lot and other infrastructure, you'll most likely only see various birds, most of which will be Magpies. The tall grasses of the meadow give this trail an enchanted feel.

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May 5, 2019
Grant Mason
Dec 8, 2018
Kevin Ballard
Oct 5, 2018
Marc Daniel
Hiking up to flatiron 2
Aug 21, 2018
Kim Ehlert
Kim, Ryan and Paul. Made it to the lookout!
May 9, 2018
Erin Steven
0.6mi
Mar 17, 2018
Spencer Swift
Mar 17, 2018
Angela W
0.6mi
Mar 11, 2018
Alicia D

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