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Boulder Falls

Boulder Canyon, 11 Miles West of Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
+1 303-441-3440
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This should not be listed as a place to visit on trip advisor. The falls have been closed for... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
via mobile
Currently closed

It was disappointing to see it closed for the season due to icy roads and falling rocks. Ended up... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Jack L
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Visitors get a chance to view the "Yosemite of Boulder Canyon," scenic waterfalls plunging more than 70 feet into Middle Boulder Creek, by walking on a short trail to a viewpoint area just below the falls.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“closed due” (11 reviews)
“rock face” (2 reviews)
“canyon drive” (2 reviews)
Boulder Canyon, 11 Miles West of Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
+1 303-441-3440
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This should not be listed as a place to visit on trip advisor. The falls have been closed for years. A park ranger we spoke to said that there is no date for them to reopen. You can catch a small glimpse of the falls...More

5  Thank love2vay-k
Reviewed 3 January 2017

It was disappointing to see it closed for the season due to icy roads and falling rocks. Ended up hiking another trail, so make sure to check if it is open before you go.

1  Thank Jack L
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Always people rock climbing in this canyon. It's also a great drive on the way to Nederland or Estes Park. The water falls are all along the creek. It's really good in May and June when the snow melt is coming down form the mountains.

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area as you drive North This falls has been closed for some time due to erosion issues and rock slides. Spoke with one of the workers who was hauling rocks to sure up areas that are not safe and hope to reopen in Spring...More

Thank mountainrevin
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Went and it's fenced off. Been closed since 2013 from a rock slide and not opening any time soon. Don't bother as of now as if you hop the fence you could be fined.

1  Thank Sean-N-Tori
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

As of now the trail is still closed however if you do get a chance to go it's definitely worth an afternoon outside and beautiful nature!!! It's a great little hike not too difficult and the scene is beautiful.

1  Thank Prinster A
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The trail to the falls is closed due to damage incurred during the 2013 flood event. During the spring runoff the falls are marginally impressive but soon dwindle to only a moderate flow. Hike to Ouzel Falls in RMNP for a much better experience!

3  Thank Russ P
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Visited on August 13, 2016. The drive there was very beautiful. We passed a lot of rock climbers on the way there. When we pulled up, we noticed a lot of people standing at the rail near the entry point. Turns out the pathway to...More

1  Thank thatpearl
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a great short hike to the beautiful falls and very close to Boulder; only a few miles up Canyon Drive. There are steps but very doable for children but wheelchair accessible. Check before you go as often the trail is closed due to...More

Thank cjc519
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Boulder Falls is CLOSED! If you are caught inside you can get a $250 ticket for trespassing. The trail was damaged in the flood of 2013 and there are still loose rocks that can injure hikers. Please look from the road and don't endanger yourself...More

Thank RangerKristin
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9 April 2016|
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Response from Babalax | Reviewed this property |
No it is not open. There is no set date to reopen the trail. Too dangerous.
Shelby R
11 April 2015|
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Response from wallace s | Reviewed this property |
I drove by there today on our way up to Nederland, Ward and a drive on the Peak to Peak highway, and yes it is still closed and will be for some time to come. There was considerable damage done to in that area and all the... More