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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 the Colorado 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.

Walking Tours

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

Boulder Walking Tours

Join Boulder Walking Tours for their historic walking tour of the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark. Your knowledgeable guides have a collection of historic photographs to bring your tour to life and will provide background on the nationwide Chautauqua Movement. Key  aspects of Boulder’s Chautauqua include:

– The acoustically-renowned Chautauqua Auditorium

– The legendary Dining Hall

– The Missions House Lodge, 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 the Colorado Chautauqua’s front door access to 48 miles of hiking trails, and offer background on the season’s cultural events. The tour lasts about one hour and 15 minutes and covers slightly under one mile, with 100 feet elevation gain, and in some places the terrain is uneven. Tour capacity 10, first-come, first-served, pre-registration required.

For more information, or to register, visit or call 720.243.1376.