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Eldorado Canyon

Boulder, CO
+1 303-494-3943
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Nice hike to see small cascade of waterfalls

We parked at the Ethel Harrold Trailhead, then hiked about 5 miles round trip down the Eldorado... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tgrier
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Winona, Minnesota
Rattlesnake gulch Trail

Views are great, moderately challenging. Paying for parking access is worth it, and get there early... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
lmz2018
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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"rock climbers"
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"fowler trail"
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"continental divide"
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"rattlesnake gulch"
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"state park"
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"visitor center"
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"public pool"
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"rock walls"
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"picnic area"
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"dirt road"
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"rushing water"
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"hiking trails"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"easy trail"
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"great place to hike"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We parked at the Ethel Harrold Trailhead, then hiked about 5 miles round trip down the Eldorado Canyon Trail to a small set of waterfalls on South Boulder Creek. The hike was downhill to the waterfall, then about 500 feet elevation gain not he way...More

Thank tgrier
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Views are great, moderately challenging. Paying for parking access is worth it, and get there early (or on a weekend) to ensure parking availability

1  Thank lmz2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We “hiked” the Fowler trail which is a very easy hike. We had great views of the canyon and the scenery is just beautiful. There are many trails you can hike depending on your skill level. To get to the trails was a unique experience...More

1  Thank Deanna K
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The falls fill this roadside park with splendor. Take a hike up and around so that you can take photos from every vantage point. The rock climbers are entertaining in their own right. We enjoyed a picnic and a day.

5  Thank travelingBard23
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We went to Eldorado just after a snow storm. I read that Fowler Trail was fairly easy and it was. At some points it was very icy and we had to be careful because there are no railings to keep you from falling down a...More

4  Thank Cathy333P
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Visited after a snowfall. Good selection of trails. Walking along the stream was beautiful. Not far from Boulder.

Thank Randi W
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Beautiful drive on an easy dirt road past the Ranger Station. Pay use for cars, free for walk-ins. You drive alongside the river for perhaps a mile and it dead ends at a BBQ/picnic table area that seems either very empty or very crowded depending...More

Thank StyleCoach1
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We walked through Eldorado Canyon, and it's a really beautiful place to be. It's very picturesque and you can see rock climbers, as the canyon walls are quite steep in areas. This canyon is extremely photogenic. Highly recommended.

1  Thank betty j
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

There are a couple of hiking trails on offer at varying difficulties. All offer picturesque views of the canyon and greater surrounding area. Definitely worth a visit.

2  Thank Louis d
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

there are so many outdoor experiences to be had in Eldorado Canyon. Or you can picnic or people watch or photograph the outdoors. Quite a beautiful place!

Thank LocalAdventurer2018
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SJRODDICK
2 March 2018|
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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
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SJRODDICK
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.
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812kindrag
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