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Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

County Road 361, Ouray, CO
+1 970-325-7080
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Worth the entrance fee

This canyon and waterfall are so unique, it's worth paying a little to keep the walkways and access... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Diego, California
What a view from the top

Nice easy walk to the Box canyon waterfall which we did with small children. Some of the adults and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
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Waterfalls cascade through canyon walls at this park near Ouray.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“short hike” (36 reviews)
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County Road 361, Ouray, CO
+1 970-325-7080
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This canyon and waterfall are so unique, it's worth paying a little to keep the walkways and access safe.

Thank J H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice easy walk to the Box canyon waterfall which we did with small children. Some of the adults and older children then climbed the 95 steps and the 200ft climb to the top for the amazing views of the canyon. Well worth the entrance fee

Thank SilleWick76
Reviewed 6 days ago

Seniors- $3 Adults $4 From a geological standpoint, it's very interesting to get close to the falls, however, the stairway and railing protection makes you feel rather caged in. Although it was described to us in the office as an easy walk, it was steep...More

Thank DAHE5476
Reviewed 6 days ago

This beautiful city owned waterfall is a fun and relatively easy walk to see it flowing out of the mountainside. A more strenuous climb will take you up to a catwalk bridge high up above the valley. We also found out that if you are...More

Thank kokapelli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Majestic view of the Box Canyon Falls. Easy hike. Would definitely recommend while visiting Ouray, CO. Small fee.

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking around here. It is very pretty and not at all strenuous. Most of the path is paved. We also brought a bag lunch and ate at a picnic table. There are some nice lookout spots.

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended. If you can climb stairs unassisted, you can do this. there is an entrance fee. Very interesting facts posted along the way. Maintained by the city of Ouray.

Thank TracyBr0wn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here while staying in Ouray. Entry fee was $4 dollars per person for adults. The hike to the waterfall was easy and interesting. Wildlife trail was also easy but not much to see. I couldn't complete the hike to the...More

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a small admission fee, but worth the price. We enjoyed this natural sightseeing opportunity. The walk is not too far and is an easy walk.

Thank happytripper53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was not worth the hike since the section we took to get there was mostly gravel road on the edges of town. Couldn't see much of the falls and parts of the stairs through the narrow ledge before the tunnel were pretty broken up. Save...More

Thank LmartyB
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21 July 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
We only spent 1 night, and did the hike to Box Canyon Falls the morning we checked out.
4 May 2017|
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Response from awayfarinstranger | Reviewed this property |
RV probably would have trouble in the lot immediately next to the visitors center where you buy tickets. There are many places in town to park RVs and you can walk to Box Canyon via the perimeter trail or city streets and... More
Ryan F
12 September 2016|
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Response from much2honest | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do. I don't recall the amount but it wasn't substantial. Just a few dollars and completely worth it!