Eldorado CanyonCurrently Closed
- Address: 9 Kneale Rd, Eldorado Springs, CO 80025, USA, Boulder, United States
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3034943943
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Hiking Trail, Biking Trail, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Rock Climbing, Canyon, Picnic Spot, Mountain Climbing
Eldorado Canyon - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Eldorado Canyon
71.88% of people who visit Boulder include Eldorado Canyon in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
75.36% of people start their Eldorado Canyon visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Eldorado Canyon
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Eldorado Canyon
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Eldorado Canyon, Boulder Reviews
This is one of my favorite Colorado spots. I would give it 5 stars but it needs some major road maintenance. If you have a low riding car this is not the spot for you. Until the road is redone don't take up a car you care about unless its above 6" from the ground. The trails are always beautiful, spectacular views, dogs welcome (on leash), and there is not a ton of foot traffic. It's a moderate to easy trail in the summer, but does have some harder sections. Rock climbing is available as well as a picnic area, however I can only attest to the great trails.
Grab yourself a National Park Pass to cut the price of the entry fee. Eldorado Canyon is an amazing place with plenty of trails(always check for closures in the area, Golden Eagles are nesting) some may be blocked off due to this. Regardless there are plenty of rocks to climb, trails to hike, and boulders to traverse over the creek. One of my favorite place to take my friends who are visiting town from out of state. Your excitement can barely be contained within the canyon walls. Have fun and enjoy Mother at her finest.
Terrific state park. Only downside is that park can be difficult most of the times. Many trails and good place for families with kids too. There are a few trails before Eldorado as well, If do some reason you get turned down at the entrance. There is a small fee as this is a state park. Make sure to visit early and weekdays preferably to have parking spot. Main tail does not end. It goes ways, make sure to find the right spot to turn back.
We enjoyed our visit to the park! The ranger we spoke to was friendly and knowledgable about the trails. We hiked Rattlesnake Gulch trail, which is across from the river and has a great view of the canyon as you climb. There's even some remains of an old hotel from 1908 along the way! The trail was paved and easily followed the whole time, but some of the edges were fairly steep, something to think about if you plan on bringing small children.
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!
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