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Eldorado Canyon

Boulder, CO
+1 303-494-3943
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Stunning cliff sides close to Denver

This beautiful state park is literally tucked away. Mostly people come here to climb the crags... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Patrick L
Spectacular picnic location

This is a spectacular place for a picnic. Pro tip: Go on a weekday evening, when you practically... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This beautiful state park is literally tucked away. Mostly people come here to climb the crags, picnic by the creek, and hike. For hiking in particular, I recommend the Fowler trail from the Rattlesnake Gulch Trailhead. Great views of the rock formations. If you turn...More

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a spectacular place for a picnic. Pro tip: Go on a weekday evening, when you practically have the place to yourself and the canyon has a beautiful pre-sunset glow.

Thank ValhallaramaBK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so majestic and peaceful, the beauty is vast and very enjoyable as you can walk easy paths to reach everything. A super family outing...

1  Thank Emma S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Boulder and had a 7:15PM flight out of Denver so we had a lot of time on our hands. After going to a few places in Boulder we ended up in a Starbucks for coffee and I decided to look up things...More

3  Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hiked the rattlesnake trail at Eldorado State Park. The trail takes you up to a hotel ruins with great views of the canyon along the way. If you are lucky, you can see a train coming out of the mountain tunnels. Make sure to...More

Thank Ron90R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, the views are spectacular....on a Friday afternoon, we headed up to the State Park and went to the visitors center. Started the hike the Eldorado Canyon Trail for 45 minutes and then turnaround - knowing we wouldn't go the entire way. Yes, lots of...More

Thank Suzi K
Reviewed 11 August 2017

From the friendly wardens to the gorgeous views this is a nice place to spend half a day in a stunning canyon!

Thank ajfeather
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We parked at the Walker Ranch Loop trailhead and did the hike just under 8 miles. It kicked my butt toward the end as I'm not super used to the altitude, but it was extremely worthwhile. You go through so many different sceneries on this...More

3  Thank KJRKM
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Its a beautiful place to hike we got to see some wildlife. What I would recommend is to go early while it is cool. Also to park in the closest lot by the mountain thats the farthest one from the entrance. Make sure to bring...More

Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is a great place to send a few hours if you are visiting Boulder. We brought a picnic lunch and found lots of places to choose from - nice tables and some with shade. There is also a nice museum/gift shop if you are...More

1  Thank Brian0ntheGo
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Kindra G
25 August 2017|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Not really.
19 April 2017|
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Response from envisagestar | Reviewed this property |
probably. 25 minutes.
4 October 2016|
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Response from eclipse_chasers | Reviewed this property |
There are many levels of hikes in Eldorado Canyon. There are access trails that allow the climbers to walk down from their ascent (these are often steep and precipitous) as well as stroller/wheelchair accessible trails... More