Eldorado Canyon, Boulder

Eldorado Canyon - A Quick Overview


Address: 9 Kneale Rd, Eldorado Springs, CO 80025, USA, Boulder, United States

Phone: +1-3034943943

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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Outdoors, View Point, Hiking Trail, Biking Trail, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Rock Climbing, Canyon, Picnic Spot, Mountain Climbing

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About Eldorado Canyon, Boulder

Today, Boulder has established itself as a popular backpacking destination among hikers and explorers. The city is surrounded by the numerous rocky formations, and has provided refuge for those who wish to delve in the raw beauty of nature. Among all the places, Eldorado Canyon has a unique spot when it comes to being city’s top hiking destinations. The park is divided into two parts, inner canyon which is the developed area and outer canyon, the undeveloped one. Both the areas are situated within the 885 acres of land the park encompasses and offers numerous interesting activities such as rock climbing, hiking and picnicking.Climbers all around the world flock to this place to challenge themselves with its over 500 trails and rock climbing routes. The picturesque surrounding and serenity it has, gives ample option to travellers to take out their cameras and capture the memories on their wake. Set out on this foray, just walk around or mountain bike through the Rattlesnake Gulch Trail or explore hotel ruins on the way to the end.

Eldorado Canyon Information

  • Leashed pets are allowed.
  • Camping is not permitted.
  • Call the office before visiting to determine if the park is open.

Eldorado Canyon Opening and Closing Hours

  • Park Hours: From Sunrise to Sunset everyday of the year.
  • Office Hours: Open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

How To reach Eldorado Canyon by Public Transport

  • By Taxi
  • By Car

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Eldorado Canyon, Boulder Reviews

  • Winter is the best time! Ample parking and snow was just beautiful! The trails were just perfect for our Husky boys! Wind and cold lovers here is your chance to enjoy a Colorado must see destination. Park rangers so hospitable and informative! Our Huskies loved the week day afternoon here!

  • Great little day trip from Denver and an easy enough hike for kids. I took a 7, 6, and 4 year old up the switchbacks and they did just fine. They liked running around the hotel ruins and even up to the continental divide lookout. They also liked watching the rock climbers through the installed viewing scopes!

  • The climbing history here goes way back. It's truly an inspiration. The hiking is also good although there are only a handful of established trails. The staff is always very nice and helpful. Most crags have wag bags available if you forget to use the toilet before your adventure begins.

  • Great place for hiking and climbing! Rattlesnake gulch trail was beautiful and very mellow. Wasn't too busy for a nice Saturday either. Make sure you have some cash for the $8 entrance fee

  • We love Eldorado. Been here a number of times. Great place for people who aren't used to the altitude to start a hike. The hike to the hotel and continental divide overlook on rattlesnake gulch trail is really cool. Not super strenuous. Half shade half sun.

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