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 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
15.88% 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 Trips
Eldorado Canyon, Boulder Reviews
We drove into the park, paid 8$ at the entrance. There was a public restroom in the first area of parking spaces. the restrooms were typical hole in the ground type that I see at most trails, and I don't love it. the park itself is amazing! In the beginning of the park, as we drove in, we could see a few groups of climbers coming up the side of the walls of the mountains on the lefthand side. And on the right side, was a bridge and the whale tail rock, and these led to two trails going in opposite directions and in between that was a sign that said expert trail which pointed up and looked scary! We explored around both non expert trails and while the one to the left just kept going further up, the other led down to the water and along the little body of flowing water. We decided to drive further into the park and found a nice pool with larger rocks and some sand. it was pretty amazing and was so peaceful. We saw the South Boulder Mountain and a couple others which were all so beautiful and photos just cant do it justice. Next time I will be more prepared so I can try to make the hike to the main waterfall. All in all, I had an amazing time! I feel really silly that I have lived in Boulder for 2 years and not come here until now.
How anyone can give this place less then a 5 star rating is beyond me. This place is truly magical and was by far the highlight of our Colorado trip (minus Red Rocks). Stumbled upon it while my daughter was in a visit to CU and was looking for a place my son and could get away for a few hours, and boy did we find the perfect place. My son enjoyed all the bouldering and the views and trails were absolutely amazing. Cannot wait to come back.
This park is beautiful! I'm not a rock climber, but this park is definitely one of the places-to-be for rock climbers. There are random trails and paths for those of us who are not rock-climbing enthusiasts. Maps of the various trails are posted in strategic areas. (My wife and I went on the Rattlesnake Gulch Trail. Beautiful views along the trail.) The parking here is very limited; so, it's best to come in the morning than in the afternoon. There is a narrow dirt road through Eldorado Springs before you reach the booth to pay your way into the park. It's $3 to walk in, $8 to drive in, and $70 for an annual pass. This park is dog-friendly, and the person in the booth will give a treat if they find out you have a dog in your car.
Great park. So many different hiking options. Good picnic areas to use next to the creek. If you like rock climbing lots of choices. Easy to get to from Denver - always take visiting family/friends here. Get there early for parking as does fill up quite quickly.
This place was absolutely gorgeous! We took the dogs on a 4mile hike here along the dirt road and then up into the rattlesnake gulch trail. It was absolutely breathtaking. We were able to walk by the river for a little, but it was running very quickly and we didn’t want to let the dogs jump in. On our way up the dirt road we saw so many climbers / boulderers and were able to watch them scale there gargantuan cliffs for a little while which was really cool. We went around 6pm so it was nice and shays yet still got a lot of sun. I’d imagine in the mornings it would also get a lot of shade as there are so many trees! Great views of rock formations, birds, and just an all around peaceful place to be.