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Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

County Road 361, Ouray, CO 81427-0001
+1 970-325-7080
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Cool site, Easy hike

Very cool little hikes with great views. I took several great snaps of the waterfall and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Albuquerque, NM
Loved it so much we visited twice!

First of all you should know there is a cost of $4 pp for the entrance fee. It was worth it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Connie A
Omaha, Nebraska
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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 81427-0001
+1 970-325-7080
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cool little hikes with great views. I took several great snaps of the waterfall and the surrounding area.

Thank markwsheldon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all you should know there is a cost of $4 pp for the entrance fee. It was worth it though! $3 if you're a senior. The walk was described to us in the office as an easy walk but I do not agree...More

1  Thank Connie A
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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

Thank J H
Reviewed 15 October 2017 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 11 October 2017

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 11 October 2017

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 10 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

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 4 October 2017

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 1 October 2017 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
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22 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.
5 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!