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Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

County Road 361, Ouray, CO
+1 970-325-7080
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Must do in Ouray

It's an easy hike. You can take the 96 steps up and it's a short hike to the top of the falls on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Houston, Texas
via mobile

We hiked here and in the surrounding area. It's beautiful. We did the hikes with small kids and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Denver, CO
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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” (35 reviews)
County Road 361, Ouray, CO
+1 970-325-7080
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's an easy hike. You can take the 96 steps up and it's a short hike to the top of the falls on to the bridge. From the top you have a wonderful view of the town. Go down and further explore the bottom of...More

Thank RudyPie
Reviewed 4 days ago

We hiked here and in the surrounding area. It's beautiful. We did the hikes with small kids and it was totally fine.

Thank 61408Cabo
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy walk from our Inn to entrance of the park. Did all the trails and waterfall, both at the top of the walking bridge and base. Give great views of Ouray and the origin of the mineral water source.

Thank Kristine A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice gentle hike to view falls and then down to river . Gorgeous pool where falls end but not accessible .

Thank skgcdl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at the Box Canyon on our way out of Ouray- well worth our time! It's an easy walk to the lower trail which takes you to the point where the river exits the canyon. Upper canyon trail takes you to the top of...More

1  Thank 951robynm
Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost decided against it, since it does not seem to be well promoted. But so glad we did. Small fee, but it was worth it. Easy 5 mihute walk into the canyon (literally) to get up close to these unbelievable falls in the rocks....More

Thank hcvoyageuse
Reviewed 1 week ago

These roaring falls were beautiful!, very worth the small charge to see them. Helpful information provided about the flora and fauna; we just missed the rare black swift hatchlings!

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my goodness this was fun! Loved all the little chipmunks here! Did all three trails and lived it!!!!!

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We truly enjoyed this hike. It was an easy walk to get to the railings and stairs down into the canyon. The waterfall has so much power, enough to provide Ouray with electricity if it was harnessed. We spent about an hour walking around and...More

Thank Patty J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just at the edge of Ouray is a most amazing natural wonder - a magnificent roaring waterfall! There is a small fee to enter the park but is well worth it. Once inside the park, you have two choices (we did both). The first, a...More

Thank Denver_Mec
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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!