Eldorado Canyon

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  • 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

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.

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

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

  • By Taxi
  • By Car

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  • Eldorado Canyon Address: 9 Kneale Rd, Eldorado Springs, CO 80025, USA, Boulder, United States
  • Eldorado Canyon Contact Number: +1-3034943943
  • Eldorado Canyon Timing: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Eldorado Canyon Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Eldorado Canyon(preferred time): 08:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Eldorado Canyon: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 16.03% of people who visit Boulder include Eldorado Canyon in their plan

  • 82.61% of people start their Eldorado Canyon visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Eldorado Canyon

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Eldorado Canyon

People normally club together Mount Evans and National Center For Atmospheric Research while planning their visit to Eldorado Canyon.

People also prefer to start their day with Eldorado Canyon.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This place is great. There is an entrance fee, but it's definitely worth it. Some of the trails on the south side of the canyon get pretty icy, so I recommend planning for that with the proper footwear. Great rocky terrain and beautiful views. Can hike, bike, and climb depending on the trails you choose.

  • Eldorado Springs has a dirty dirt road leading up to the top. I bicycled in from a different track then cars use and enjoyed that far more than if I had driven up the road. The scenery is epic but the parking is not free and there's a lot of mud around. Make sure your Footwear can handle it and same with your floor mats in your car.

  • Wonderful wonderful place! Get there early because they do close once they reach capacity. We were just there to take our first family hike in CO! Great paths for children. Wheelchair accessible trail is available. So much beauty all around and great views. Also we saw a ton of rock climbers so I'm assuming that means it's a great place for super experienced brick climbers. Beginners, I don't think this is for you lol but I don't rock climb so maybe I'm off. All in all wonderful park we hope to visit often!

  • A fantastic park with a few fun and challenging trails. It's easy to get to and usually not super crowded (it still is busy on the weekends). A really good spot for a quick half day hike, or longer if you hit all the trails or are into rock climbing.

  • 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.

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