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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...

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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An easy walk from the main highway for a beautiful view of the waterfall

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Palos Verdes, CA
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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

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 

Thank Pomerols
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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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.

1 Thank Vic_and_Leila
Longmont, Colorado
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

Thank Richard S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank charles s
Paducah, Kentucky
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40 reviews
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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 

Thank BonKos
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

1 Thank Ron D
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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.

2 Thank Boleslav
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Boulder Canyon remains a remarkable site particularly in the springtime. The volume of water is remarkable. Too bad it flows down to the City of Boulder.

Thank Lou C
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Any day especially in the summer a drive up canyon is fun. They rock climb. Bike. Tube. And the views are wonderful for this close to town. ( let the locals pass on the two lane mountain roads and you'll be welcome )

Thank drbob2015

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