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Boulder Falls

Address: Boulder Canyon, 11 Miles West of Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
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Ranked #18 of 45 Attractions in Boulder
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
Owner description: Visitors get a chance to view the "Yosemite of Boulder Canyon," scenic waterfalls plunging more...
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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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

Just west of downtown and into the front range lies this beautiful trail that takes you to the falls. Spectacular scenery along with a beautiful, majestic drive into the Rockies. After the falls, continue up to Nederland. The drive is drop-dead beautiful. Remember to wear your hiking boots or rugged foot wear, and bring plenty of water. If you are... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Although the county does its best to restore flood damage this visit had to be off the record for access is closed. Otherwise a gripping spot with the best white noise in the county.

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Boulder, CO USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Review a waterfall? Technically, it is a cascade rather than a waterfall. It's actually underwhelming. The drive up Boulder Canyon is better than the Falls.

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cleveland, ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were disappointed that the falls were closed due to falling rocks. We loved our drive up the canyon to Nederland and back to Boulder anyway but missed seeing the falls.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I was so sad to drive out to the falls only to find that they are closed. They are apparently a 'rock fall' area and the trail is blocked off. I actually saw a staff member escorting some tourists out due to the fact that the falls were a very dangerous area. The staff member's exact quote was "people have... More 

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It was raining, so we didn't stay long, but the views were pretty cool. The parking is just shoulder pull-off, so be careful exiting and entering your car.

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Savannah, Georgia
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52 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Still closed but I visited this spot back in 2007 and took some great pictures. I really enjoyed hiking in the short path with my son and sister. Glad I was able to see it when it was open. I made a book on Colorado and was happy that I had pictures of Boulder Falls to include

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Nederland, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Be aware that the trail is still closed May 1 2014. The trail sustained damage in the flood last year and the potential of rocks falling on the trail is very high. The trail needs to be repaired and rock scaling above the trail needs to be completed before it can re-open. There is no date set. It is not... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was our first trip to Boulder. The ride on our way to the falls was breathtaking. We stopped several times to take photos of the mountains, creek that runs along the road and all the brave people climbing the mountains. It is truly beautiful there. The falls were closed when we arrived so we were unable to take the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Beautiful views but unfortunately the trail was closed due to recent rock slides. Would love to see in the winter when frozen or in the spring thaw. Visited in late summer and still a great rush of water and great views.

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