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Eldorado Canyon

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Loved it so much came back the next day!

An amazing park. Easy to find - the road ends into the park. Of note, the road turns into packed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
Great hike, with wonderful views. Even has a handicap trail.

My friend had a stroke 2 years ago and doesn't get out in nature much. The drive to the canyon was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa-Jae E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing park. Easy to find - the road ends into the park. Of note, the road turns into packed dirt about a mile before the park and remains that way into the park. $8 daily fee or Colorado yearly state pass required. Recommend driving...More

1  Thank wildwanderlust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend had a stroke 2 years ago and doesn't get out in nature much. The drive to the canyon was beautiful but what was most important to us is that Eldorado Canyon State Park had a trail that was handicapped accessible. It was Fowlers...More

Thank Lisa-Jae E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent little state park just south of boulder good for an afternoon or day trip! bouldering and rock climbing paradise !

Thank danadam024
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

theres hidden caves if you cross the bridge when you first get in. good for climbing geocashing, and hiking

Thank holden c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent several times their this summer biking in from boulder it was really quite a trip going back and forth really a good experience.

Thank Joseph E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attempted and completed the eldorado trail. It started off quite pretty steep and challenging but it eventually flattens out. On our way out, we encountered folks who attempted and did not get past the initial climb. Dogs allowed on leash, but would not recommend as...More

2  Thank harlequeen_yx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The striking mountains and variety of paths for all aptitudes makes this the perfect quick trip from Boulder.

Thank Nancy O
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This was maybe my favorite thing I did in Colorado, even could've been better than RMNP for me, it's also a lot cheaper than RMNP. We did two of the trails, rattlesnake trail (more challenging) and fowlers, the views on fowlers are better imo, I...More

1  Thank XavierNY
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We had an awesome day on the trails....the Fowler Trail is easy and less than a mile. The Rattlesnake Gulch Trail is more challenging but still not difficult. It was beautiful and the overlook to see the Continental Divide is amazing. Back on the ground...More

Thank lisaZ8944KZ
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Eldorado canyon is a great place to go for a hike. Also really enjoy watching the many rock climbers that are always present here.

1  Thank spaged
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2 March 2018|
Response from go_mommy | Reviewed this property |
Make the time to At least have a snack by the rushing water. You can walk Fowler trail, it’s more like a walk than a hike. A short walk will give you great views. Go all the way to the visitor center parking lot when you get... More
26 February 2018|
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Response from wotan10950 | Reviewed this property |
It is very much worth it! There is no strenuous hiking if you follow the Fowler Trail. Bring comfortable sneakers.
25 August 2017|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Not really.