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Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

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Address: County Road 361, Ouray, CO
Phone Number: +1 970-325-7080
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Waterfalls cascade through canyon walls at this park near Ouray.

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Great hike in the frigid weather!

We didn't know what to expect. We saw this on Trip Advisor and drive up to it this morning. It was worth the effort and time! If you are in Ouray, visit the falls.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't know what to expect. We saw this on Trip Advisor and drive up to it this morning. It was worth the effort and time! If you are in Ouray, visit the falls.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been told about box Canyon by friends. Do not miss it when you are close to Ouray. The grounds are lovely and the you are able to go down the catwalk into the canyon and feel the spray of the falls on your face. It is not to be missed.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park was great! I loved the views and the tunnel! The waterfall was so neat and I loved how close we could get!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The short journey to the falls was easy, unfortunately the most impressive part of the falls was not visible. It is very loud but worth the time that it took to get there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Ouray, Colorado is one if not the coolest place in our state. Known as "Switzerland of the Rockies" it TRULY is just that! There is a 360 degree view of Mountains all the way around you in this lil' gem of a place. It's a beautiful town with all kinds of great things to do! Box Canyon Falls is simply... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Beautiful waterfall. Well worth the easy walk and small cost of admission. Friendly and helpful staff and good parking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We saw a sign for the Box Canyon waterfall and I'm glad we decided to check it out. It is $4/adult, but it was worth it to support the waterfall. It is a 500 ft hike. I was 8.5 months pregnant, able to walk to it, and even down the stairs and back up by the waterfall. There wasn't a... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Breathtaking views. The water, the canyon, the falls. It is so pretty and a different type of park. Don't miss this one!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a must see while in Ouray. It is a short hike (500 ft), with a few steps down to see it. . The power of the water coming down the mountain into the canyon is just amazing. The hke up to the bridge above is a doozy. 90 actual steps, then a rocky, dirt path the rest of... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The waterfall was amazing and I didn't fell like my 6 year old was going to fall off the edge. The man at the front desk was super helpful and gave us a map of the other trails in the area. If you can make it up the HUGE STAIRCASE, I recommend it, the view from the bridge is amazing... More 

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