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Eldorado Canyon

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Address: Boulder, CO
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+1 303-494-3943
06:00 - 20:00
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Nice hike

Beautiful views. Came here with my four year old. She enjoyed walking around here. Coolest part is we saw two people rock climbing. I do not recall the cost but you do have to pay... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful views. Came here with my four year old. She enjoyed walking around here. Coolest part is we saw two people rock climbing. I do not recall the cost but you do have to pay to park.

Thank traveleringmom
Boulder, Colorado
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564 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Wasn't worth it. Free Friday on Black Friday. Parking crush packed with people. This isn't enjoyment of the outdoors. We left and went to Boulder Open Space.

Thank David B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Nice unique views of some red but mostly just giant rock formations. Was a little challenging to get to with GPS. Cost $8 to drive in and park. $3 if you walk in. Trip Advisor picture with waterfall a bit misleading. Many hiking trails if you have the time.

Thank Michael C
Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I have been climbing here since the early '80s. It continues to be one of the top climbing areas in the States. Hard to beat running up a climb after work in this wonderful setting.

Thank jeffbbowman
Warwick, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We got there around 2:30 pm, so parking wasn't an issue. It was exciting to see some rock climbers and from where we parked, there are some pretty brooks and a small waterfall. The hike up Rattlesnake Gulch was very steep at times. We weren't in a rush, so we took our time and made sure to drink lots of... More 

Thank Bobbie W
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The rock climbers are dedicated and you can get some oh-wow moments watching. The pool is must-visit, ideally early in the day as it's popular. And it's always cold because this water is fresh out of the mountain--a very special experience versus most pools whose water has been there for many months. That immersion is well worth it. And drink... More 

Thank David T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Absolutely stunning hikes along rushing water with views of daredevil rock-climbers. Many trail-heads with varying degrees of difficulty available. We drove through the weird little town up to the park entrance and started from there. Love this park.

Thank jgpatlantatraveler
Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were there early on a weekday so parking was no issue whatsoever, and we saw very few people along our way. The rattlesnake gulch hike is absolutely beautiful. Good moderate hike with a pretty good incline at times but nothing technical and no scary ledges, etc. Altitude is the biggest factor if you've just arrived in CO. Hydrate, pace... More 

Thank Patricia M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Hiked the Rattlesnake Gulch hike. Great hike less than 10 miles from Boulder. Hike has moderate elevation gain. Nice and forested, Went all the way to top for great views of the Continental Divide. Kind of neat to see the train pass through the canyon and off into the tunnel. Crag's Hotel site is also interesting. Makes you think of... More 

Thank Melia68
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

You can watch the folks climb the mountains....very brave people. Several paths to see incredible views. We have hiked several of them and they are all breathtaking views. Rattlesnake hike is one of our favorites. Get a map at the entrance to the Canyon from the Ranger. They are always friendly and happy to answer questions. Don't forget drinking water... More 

Thank Jacqueline f

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