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Eldorado Canyon

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First trip to a box Canyon

This was my first ever trip to a box Canyon. Nice views of the snow and ice by the creek. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Madison, Alabama
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One of the Best Kept Secrets - 15 minutes from Downtown Boulder

Wow! What a great day trip to see great rock formations and a wonderful river running through the... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Brad D
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first ever trip to a box Canyon. Nice views of the snow and ice by the creek. Very scenic views. I will try the trails when they aren’t so icy.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank akt85
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Wow! What a great day trip to see great rock formations and a wonderful river running through the middle of the park. Can be a crowded road and parking on holidays. Yet, we went on the 4th of July and it was manageable

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Brad D
Reviewed 6 November 2018

In a state park that often fills up early, but great setting in a canyon with an active rive and a few great hikes. Also, nice picnice area, which also fills early, but wort the trip. State park fees apply.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Leedalton
Reviewed 2 November 2018

The small park fee ($8) was worth it. We got here late in the afternoon with rain turning to snow and had the place to ourselves. It was absolutely beautiful. We weren't prepared for the cold, wet weather so didn't stay long. Nice trails. Will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank madbeck
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Yes Yes Yes! This is what you come to the Boulder area for right here - a good strong incline up and view worth working for! (Beautiful thing to do right off the plane.) Two hours took us the entire Rattlesnake Gulch route to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CloudSwing
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank wildwanderlust
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lisa-Jae E
Reviewed 1 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank danadam024
Reviewed 29 September 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank holden c
Reviewed 25 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lotliver
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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 Orac123 | Reviewed this property |
Not really.