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Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

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Beautiful honeymoon hike

Box Canyon was amazing. Being a bit afraid of heights made it a little daunting, but I made it over... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Buffie S
Pretty awesome spot!

I'm not a fan of heights but the short trek to the falls was well worth taking. To think how many... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
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Waterfalls cascade through canyon walls at this park near Ouray.
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County Road 361, Ouray, CO 81427-0001
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+1 970-325-7080
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Box Canyon was amazing. Being a bit afraid of heights made it a little daunting, but I made it over the bridge! Beautiful views and the actual waterfall is breathtaking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Buffie S
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Just not at a fantastic level for us as was the other mountain scenery of the area ... even with the metal stairs for access, it was still difficult to see the falls ... trails did offer very nice sites of Ouray and the area....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chuck2010
Reviewed 16 October 2018

I'm not a fan of heights but the short trek to the falls was well worth taking. To think how many years it took the water to carve out that canyon - amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lorelei_l_cox
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Awesome. Very beautiful. You are able to get views of falls from different levels safely. There is a staircase that you may walk down to the bottom of the falls level. There is a nature walk that is very nice. And though I did not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert P
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to Box Canyon and the waterfall. It never ceases to amaze us! Even though the water levels have been down because of a very dry summer the torrential downpour of the waterfall is still a sight to see. The water...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kazwrites
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Two ways to go: up a rather steep trail to above the falls OR go down a few stairs and then across walkway to more stairs which take you all the way to the bottom.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marianne M
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

My favorite part about the trip was the plentiful chipmunks availing themselves of birdseed. I am sure the native plant loop is cooler in spring when there are tons of wildflowers, but at the end of September it was a bit brown. Did offer nice...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

This is a easy and short hike into a really cool box canyon. After paying a small donation for the up keep of the the trails, you make the short hike onto the walkway that clings to the side of the canyon wall and will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scampingduo
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We hiked the waterfall trail and words cant describe it. the trail is not . long and there are resting points along the way. The stairs leading down to the waterfall are a little slippery and very busy. it is well worth it

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This was a short walk and well worth it. The waterfall was amazing. The lady at the front desk was very helpful about other things to do in the area. We also did the climb to the upper foot bridge. It was a lot of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Keldon A
21 September 2018|
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Response from Tim B | Reviewed this property |
10 easy minutes. If you head to the high bridge it is tougher but maybe 20 minutes.
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Amanda A
21 June 2018|
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Response from shadowjwhj | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, we seen people with fur baby's there
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AerieApocalypse
21 July 2017|
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Response from Meander26780 | Reviewed this property |
We only spent 1 night, and did the hike to Box Canyon Falls the morning we checked out.
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