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Eldorado Canyon

Boulder, CO
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Ranked #6 of 45 Attractions in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Rock climbing
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Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Rock climbing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Winnipeg, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Our guide book suggested a visit to Eldorado Canyon approx 15 minutes from Bolder City, or 40 minutes from The Strip. after turning off the highway vistas are soon beautiful. The road passes the old mine and store near Nelson which is worth a stop. We didn't do the mine tour but would return in the future. It looked like... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Very pretty canyon, I think part of the Flatirons. You drive through the quirky little town of Eldorado Springs on the way to the canyon. $8 fee for the canyon. We hiked the Rattlesnake Gulch trail to the ruins of The Crags hotel. There is a rock wall there demonstrating how they built retaining walls around the 1900s and a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have done all the 'normal' tours when visiting Las Vegas, however I must mention this tour, as it is incredible. The family that own the gold mine do the tours, so it is very personal and absolutely fascinating. I took a group to visit recently and each and everyone raved about the visit. Don't miss out on this hidden... More 

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Iron Mountain, MI
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We were in awe upon entering this beautiful place so close to Boulder, Co. They are doing some work here and making it even better! We went in about 2:30 pm to the Inner Canyon side. Got to the visitor center, went in to use the bathroom, and 2 minutes later we came out and the gentleman closed the visitor... More 

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Saint Paul, MN
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72 reviews 72 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great place to spend an afternoon and enjoy the natural beauty of this state park. We hiked the Fowler Trail - easy going and no steep climbs. We drove into the controlled area Entrance / Ranger Station and parked there. Should have rather used one of the trail entrances and parking areas before Eldorado Springs town. Walked around other areas... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Boulder, CO. and the Rockies are incredibly beautiful, and this canyon is no exception. Great trails for your hiking pleasure and views and scenery that are spectacular. Just south of Boulder and the University.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had the most amazing time in this trip....riding through the desert. I drove the jeep and my husband and 19 yr old son drove ATV's the gold mine was great too...highly recommend fitting this into your trip.

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Vulcan, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We visited Eldorado Canyon State Park in September 2014 and found it more spectacular than Rocky Mountain National Park. The hiking trail was flat and easy hiking, even for our 2 year old grandson. The hiking trail feature a spectacular canyon, and the trail afforded views of both the canyon river below and the peaks far above. This is a... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a gorgeous climbing canyon with some nice hikes and a great spring fed pool which is a summer must. The slide is fun for all ages.

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Canton, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We spent a short time in the park taking a short hike but we really enjoyed watching the rock climbers ! The park is still having a lot of damaged areas repaired from the sept 2013 flood. But so close to boulder pack a lunch and go!

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