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Eldorado Canyon

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Horrible road

The park is outstanding but forgot to say in my previous review that the road leading in is really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Longmont, Colorado
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Stunning views, beautiful rock features

I hiked the trails near Eldorado and it was just stunning. I wish I had more time to spend there. A... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
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All reviews fowler trail rock climbers rattlesnake gulch continental divide state park visitor center entrance fee dirt road fun to watch easy trail beautiful scenery great place to hike hiking trails parking is limited moderate hike nice hike ranger station
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park is outstanding but forgot to say in my previous review that the road leading in is really awful. I’m a local and surprised that nobody else mentioned this. I will only go back in my lifted truck. Huge potholes and you can’t avoid...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank go_mommy
Reviewed 12 February 2019

I hiked the trails near Eldorado and it was just stunning. I wish I had more time to spend there. A must see if you are in the area

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Drewy1
Reviewed 8 February 2019

Great place for hikes all year around. Although better during the nice weather. Views are great. And there are nice even places to hike for everyone in the family. Not sure about wheel chairs. Rattlesnake Gulch is pretty easy hike, and short. The Craig Hotel...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ncw2997
Reviewed 5 January 2019 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
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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.