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Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall

Cr 361, Ouray, CO
+1 970-325-7080
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Worth it (just $4 each) and an easy walk along safe covered metal walk ways - the noise of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Atlanta USA
via mobile
Geologic wonders

Overlook of canyon and falls shows geologic treasures. Lower falls are in a cave and the noice and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
grant l
Naperville, Illinois
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“box canyon” (70 reviews)
“short hike” (31 reviews)
“close to town” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cr 361, Ouray, CO
+1 970-325-7080
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Worth it (just $4 each) and an easy walk along safe covered metal walk ways - the noise of the waterfall was magnificent and the long views are beautiful.

Thank Expattraveler100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overlook of canyon and falls shows geologic treasures. Lower falls are in a cave and the noice and spray are exhilarating. Cost $4.

Thank grant l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is right off Rt. 550. Free parking and nominal entrance fee. Short little walk to falls. The falls are nestled in a narrow canyon, so it's hard to see but with the power and volume of water easy to hear and feel the spray....More

Thank Doug274
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first thought was...really...a $4 entry fee! But it was SOOO worth it! You have the option to go up and see the falls from above...although you never see the falls in between the rocks. Or you can go down and actually be at the...More

Thank Tammy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view of incredible feature. Upper view has a difficult to moderate hike. Short but steep. Best view of from below. Also loved all the chipmunks

Thank 445,555
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful waterfall worth the time. I understand that in early spring the spray from the falls will get you somewhat wet.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's just a few minutes walk from just about anywhere in Ouray, and well worth the four buck admission. Even in a town with incredible views in every direction, the rock formations and waterfall are incredible. And take the steep climb up to the bridge...More

Thank RipplesGuy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hike up Box Canyon was nice. We especially liked the hike up to the bridge and tunnel. The scenery was gorgeous.

Thank 736Dennis
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I've been to Ouray before and never got around to seeing this until last week. And, I'm so glad I did because its THE most impressive waterfall in Ouray. It costs $3 to 4 to get in depending on your age. If your over 62...More

1  Thank fifthestate23
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Thrilling short walk over catwalks to roaring river in crievase made by earthquake millions of years ago. Do not miss

Thank richard s
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7 August 2017|
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Response from Carolyn R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would think pets would be fine. But the metal grill walkway, might scare your pet or hard for a pet to walk on.
7 August 2017|
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Response from richard s | Reviewed this property |
not sure you may call. Trail is tight in spots it would not be considerate for those who have been bitten ..... like me.
7 August 2017|
Response from Laura B | Reviewed this property |
The box canyon is wonderful and worth going. However, you have to walk quite a ways on a metal grate suspended over the river. The space between grates would make it difficult for a pet I think. Then there are the metal... More