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Eldorado Canyon

Address: Boulder, CO
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Ranked #9 of 119 things to do in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing
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Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Boulder, Colorado
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363 reviews 363 reviews
101 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We hike here several times a year. The canyon is one of the premier rock climbing places in the USA. It's pretty neat to watch the climbers. There are telescopes in a couple of places. One can access the park through the main gate & pay a fee to enter. It's a nice uphill climb to the main trail from... More 

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boulder, co
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Park outside the canyon and walk in to see all the climbers on the walls of the canyon. Also, the Eldorado Springs has a natural springs hot pool if you care to try it. Hiking paths maintained by the county abound.

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Denver, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Canyon setting right outside of "metro" area. Fun to watch the rock climbers (ice climbers in winter). Nice day hikes...great place for a picnic. A must see for visitors.

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Champaign, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

10 minute drive from Boulder. Trails are scenic and you get a great view of the valley (Denver) too. You can take the trail head before getting to the state park and end up in the state park.

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Denver, Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This park is in between Boulder and Louisville. It offers a wide variety of trails as well as technical climbing areas. A picnic area with creek is great for younger children. I have seen deer and fox on occasion. It's typically not too crowded. It's just past the hot springs in Eldorado. Cleanup from the 2013 flooding seems complete.

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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It is only 8 bucks to get in and if you have awd vehicle you can drive to the ranger station and then two great hike options, one to the continental divide and one around a mountain. Absolutely beautiful. Bring water, shoe chains are helpful and so are walking sticks. Weather is unpredictable so be prepared. But no matter what,... More 

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Lafayette, Colorado
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165 reviews 165 reviews
62 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This area is very pretty for a drive, walk or hike, nothing much in town. Pretty views. Nice spots for a picnic. Many rock climbers to watch. It can be quite windy, so check it out before you go

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Louisville, Colorado
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35 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great drive and hiking trails. Often not as crowded as Chautauqua although you can also access the Mesa trail from this road. There is a nice mountain biking trail and many hiking opportunities along with decent bathrooms.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Breathtaking drive into the Park. The rock formations are so unique. And you have plenty to watch with all the rock climbers on the face of the rock. For those of you that are more walking/hiking speed, there is a nice trail next to the river. The sounds of the water rushing really makes you feel at peace with the... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The town does not have much to offer. But they do have a hot springs pool if your interested. The trails in the Canyon are really nice to hike. You will have to pay to get in but it is worth the hike, scenery, and experience. Make sure to stop in at the visitor center for information. They have picnic... More 

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