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Eldorado Canyon

Address: Boulder, CO
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Ranked #5 of 54 Attractions 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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Louisville, Colorado
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185 reviews 185 reviews
33 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
46 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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25 reviews 25 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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