Eldorado Canyon55 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 9 Kneale Rd, Eldorado Springs, CO 80025, USA, Boulder, United States
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3034943943
- 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
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 Travel Tips
- Leashed pets are allowed.
- Camping is not permitted.
- Call the office before visiting to determine if the park is open.
Eldorado Canyon 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 Taxi
- By Car
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15.58% of people who visit Boulder include Eldorado Canyon in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
82.61% 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
Eldorado Canyon Reviews & Ratings
One of my favorite Colorado parks, but parking is a premium. And the campsites get loud on the weekends as people like to have the family gatherings. But there’s some great hiking and beautiful views. Go early to find a place and get up to the train tracks.
Honestly this was one of the most beautiful state parks I have ever been too! It was so incredible to drive, hike and climb through!! I was amazed by how many people there were rock climbing. I could have sat and watched the scenery for hours. I had the opportunity to not only walk the trail all the way up so I could see the valley but I also made my way down to the waters edge. I found this place by accident but it was the best experience.
Beautiful place. We've only done Fowler Trail so far but definitely plan on coming back to do the others. Fowler allows dogs on leash, just keep an eye on them because there are rattlers in the area. The one this morning did give us sufficient warning but it was on the edge of the trail. There are a ton of rock climbers too. Most of Fowler Trail is flat and easy but there is a rocky section.
During peak times they will have you park right after the entrance, and tell you to walk the rest of the way. Once a few cars leave, you CAN drive to the visitors center, but there is not much too see there. This is a gorgeous place, and caters to rock climbers. Very fun to watch! Watch out for the numerous rattle snakes!
Amazing spot to hike, climb and picnic! You can literally see people rock climbing all around the canyon. No camping and there is a small entrance fee, but believe me, WELL worth it! Amazing views and trails! Bike, pet, and adventure friendly!