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Eldorado Canyon State Park

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Address: 9 Kneale Road, Eldorado Springs, CO 80025
Phone Number: 303 494 3943
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Beautiful views from a state park relatively close to Boulder

We were surprised by the number of cars lining the road up to the park entrance. Turns out there is a big public pool that attracts folks from near and far before you get to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Central Illinois
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Central Illinois
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109 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised by the number of cars lining the road up to the park entrance. Turns out there is a big public pool that attracts folks from near and far before you get to the state park. The park was busy and I worried that we wouldn't find a parking spot so we took the first one we saw... More 

Thank tbschlat
Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

There are several trails to choose from-ranging from simple to difficult. The trails are very well maintained with clear signs. You can see people with lots of activities like rock climbing. I tried a simple trek with family which was easy to walk. Do carry water and food as you will not find it there.

Thank IndiTraveller2015
Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

When traveling on business to the area I typically try to book a free morning or afternoon to explore area hikes. I ran across this park/trail in AllTrails website. I hiked the Eldorado Canyon Trail (ECT) and was perfect. Very scenic and a nice challenge.

1 Thank Kevin2114
Westminster, Colorado
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Clearly marked trails, pretty scenery, and it isn't too crowded. We arrived around 4:30pm for a late day hike and there was still plenty of parking available. There is a $5 fee unless you have Boulder County license plates. Great trail to take your leashed dog.

Thank Ashley S
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

South Boulder creek divides two nice hikes. I'll return to picnic and swim in the many pools. A nice change from Chataugua.

Thank Kenneth S
Douglas, Wyoming
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55 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Eldorado Canyon is not just pretty scenery, but is home to some of the finest rock climbing in the United States and in the World. The red rock cliffs are usually festooned with roped climbers practicing their sport. Very accessible from anywhere along the Colorado Front Range, and nearby Boulder has all the amenities.

Thank Oldfart1939
Baltimore, Maryland
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295 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a park for rock climbers first, and hikers second. There were people all over the rocks doing some serious climbing. We were just hikers looking to see some cool views. There was a race going on so we were a bit turned around as to where the visitors center was, but my advice is to drive all the... More 

Thank jlp306
Denver, Colorado
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161 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We had lived in the Boulder area for years before we decided to check out this part. We were so glad we did. What a beautiful and unique canyon park! We have enjoyed it as a couple, as a family, and even with large groups and meetings. There is a wonderful ranger station with a private room and private picnic... More 

Thank Thailandtraveler64
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a beautiful state park. It's very small as far as state parks go. It's also awfully crowded because of the tiny,narrow canyon. Avoid on weekends. Don't even think about picnicing there. We tried to go for a picnic on a Saturday and the picnic area was totally full. It looked like they only had group picnic areas and... More 

Thank 5280momma
Livingston, NJ, USA
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This park is about 30 minutes from downtown Boulder. They charge $8 for the car, or if you prefer to walk on foot, it's $3.50 :^) Once you pass the booth, just keep driving straight, you can't get lost, drive slow, it's a narrow two way lane. You might see cars parked on the side of the road, we just... More 

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