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Eldorado Canyon

Boulder, CO
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Ranked #8 of 59 attractions in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Activities: Rock climbing
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Louisville, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Although some of it still closed from flood damage from 2013, the Eldorado Canyon had a lot of great hiking, climbing, fishing and camping within. It is an icon of Colorado trekking outside of the Rocky Mountain National Park, inexpensive and easy to access the trail head.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The number of park options in the Denver area is overwhelming. I was of the mindset why pay for a state park that is big and overwhelming if you can do one of the free parks. However, I was glad I gave this a try. While it is a little hard to find driving through the skinny road in Eldorado... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We enjoy a hike on occasion in this park but the trails still have some closures while they work on the condition. Superb climbing access in this canyon.

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Beresford, South Dakota, USA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
10 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Unlike a lot of the hikes around Boulder, Eldorado has awesome hikes that are not difficult. Also, you get amazing view within minutes (not hours) of starting your hike. Loved it.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

If you are in Boulder take a 20 minute drive and visit El Dorado Canyon. Fabulous cliffs, which offer great rock climbing activities. Lots a trails with scenic views. But most of all the beautiful cascading waters. Kids and adults alike will have a great time. Hard to believe you are just minutes from civilization. $8 per car, which is... More

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monkton
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We followed the Mesa trail around to Shadow Creek Canyon which lead us back down to the Mesa Trail. It is an enjoyable workout with beautiful vistas. The steady sounds of the crickets, the many butterflies and mountain flowers make the hike special. The sounds of running water at Shadow Creek added to the bucolic experience. It was not very... More

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Edwardsburg, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Eldorado Canyon is heavily used by rock climbers but the hiking trails seem far less crowded than at Chautauqua and other Boulder parks. We visited in April and the pasque flowers were lovely. As of April 2014 the picnic area is closed.

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High Point
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

There is a fee to enter Eldorado Canyon by car. Rock climbing is allowed and many people were climbing. We did not go to rock climb but we hiked up the trail along the river and climbed some until of course it got too technical. The trails were still in rough shape I assume from the floods but passable. The... More

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Boulder, CO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It is great to grab a pizza and go on a summer evening and watch the climbers. We sometimes, for an expensive evening, grab a couple of pizzas at Costco and drive out to Eldorado Canyon after work and just enjoy the summer evening watching the climbers. Amazing place

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Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great place in Summer for hiking in a canyon and watching rock climbing on granite walls up to 1500 feet all around you!!

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