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Address: Boulder Canyon, 11 Miles West of Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
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Visitors get a chance to view the "Yosemite of Boulder Canyon,"...

Visitors get a chance to view the "Yosemite of Boulder Canyon," scenic waterfalls plunging more than 70 feet into Middle Boulder Creek, by walking on a short trail to a viewpoint area just below the falls.

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Winter time frozen wonder

By Going up Boulder Canyon, Rt 119, you pass this little, but spectacular falls. In winter it is frozen and a beautiful sight. sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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Zipolite, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped and walked around a little on the road and took a few pics. The trail to the falls was shut down due to high water levels and fast river currents. Bummer

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

By Going up Boulder Canyon, Rt 119, you pass this little, but spectacular falls. In winter it is frozen and a beautiful sight. sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The falls are close but you can still see a little bit of them. While it is disappointing that you can get to see them (a lot of people were jumping the gates and even climbing up the rocks and cliffs way above them) the drive is magnificent through the canyon. I took a huge amount of photos and I... More 

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Rockville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Drove up Boulder Canyon after our morning bike tour. Many areas to pull over and get out of car to enjoy scenery and hike.

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Palos Verdes, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It's an easy walk from the main highway for a beautiful view of the waterfall. Just 10 minutes out of downtown Boulder. A must see if you're in the area.

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Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

I used to come here in the 70s and early 80s...you used to go all year round...go ice climbing, it was freer and wilder...it belonged to the people. Then they decided to close it in fall, make the walkway safer to the point where they may as well put in an escalator. Another example of messing with nature and making... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

These falls are just beautiful and well worth the drive west from Boulder. There are quite a few options for viewing locations and all are absolutely stunning. You find yourself standing absolutely still, standing and staring with just the noise of the water rushing past in front of you. Worth a refreshing visit.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

It is still a beautiful area!!! Even some of the locals don't know about the "Doughnut Rock" (also called "Picture Rock") that is right along the roadside! This is a very sentimental area for our family - having our picture taken there with different generations! So even though you can't go back to the Falls - you can see parts... More 

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Thank BonKos
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

At least that's what the sign says ... and they're serious as there are two locked gates preventing folks from getting in. I gather that the heavy rains earlier this year, plus folks illegally getting off the trail to rock climb has destabilized much of the loose rock, preventing a hazard to hikers on the trail. You can see some... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Because the city does not want to be responsible for any accidents, the waterfalls are closed. So all you get to see is a trail leading to the waterfalls and a bit of the waterfall itself, from the road.

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