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Mobile Phone Audio Tour

Use your mobile phone to take our interpretive audio tour, explaining the history and uniqueness of the Colorado Chautauqua. The tour features nine stops and four interpretive panels located throughout the National Historic Landmark.

headphonesLook for the headphones icon on the map to locate the tour stops.

Whether you are at Chautauqua or at home, call 303.952.1600 from your mobile phone and press the corresponding tour stop number to listen to the narrative. You can also listen to the tour’s narrative from your computer here.


Private Tours

Private tours led by Colorado Chautauqua Association’s knowledgeable staff are available  for groups by appointment and based on availability. In lieu of fees, a donation to Colorado Chautauqua Association is suggested. For more information, please contact with your desired tour date and group size.

Boulder Walking Tours

Join Boulder Walking Tours for their new historic walking tour of the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark. For years, Boulder Walking Tours has offered fun and informative tours for locals and visitors alike ~ covering Boulder’s dynamic downtown, eclectic neighborhoods, historic districts, and even nearby open space. Your knowledgeable guides have a collection of historic photographs to bring your tour to life. We’ll provide background on the nationwide Chautauqua movement and key aspects of Boulder’s Chautauqua including:
•    the acoustically-renowned Chautauqua Auditorium
•    the legendary Dining Hall
•    the Missions House, Rest Cottage, and Chautauqua’s “Brown Palace”
•    the winding lanes of charming cottages, with images and stories of early residents
Your guide can also provide advice on how to best take advantage of Chautauqua’s front door access to 48 miles of hiking trails, and will also offer background on the season’s cultural events.

Tour Schedule
•    Sundays at 10:00 am (late-May through early October)
The tours cover slightly under 1 mile, with 100 feet elevation gain, and in some places the terrain is uneven. We will spend about 1 hour and 15 minutes together. Tour capacity 10, first come-first serve, pre-registration required. For more information, or to register, click here.