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Box Canyon City Park

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Address: West end of 3rd. Ave, Ouray, CO
Phone Number: 970-325-7080
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Description: Waterfalls cascade through canyon walls at this park near Ouray.

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The little Box Canyon that could!

Ouray's Box Canyon City Park is a must see. It is a beautiful yet small version of the larger box canyons that you may have seen abutting the Grand Canyon. Its compact size yields... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Ouray's Box Canyon City Park is a must see. It is a beautiful yet small version of the larger box canyons that you may have seen abutting the Grand Canyon. Its compact size yields a fairly easy but very enjoyably walking tour with the family. It is a short walk from the center of town and the photo opportunities are... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I thought we were just going for a short hike in town so when I saw an entrance fee I was pretty upset. However, that is because I clearly had not checked out pictures of the Canyon before we got there. It is amazing and you absolutely need to check it out. Do both the lower falls hike and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We went here in late April with our 4 yr old. The visitor center wasn't open, but you can still do the hikes. Do not miss doing the lower falls hike. You take an easy path to bridges along the side of the canyon and then steps down into the canyon. You can then walk along the rocks pretty much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Easy hike up to the falls and if you aren't experienced or in shape you can certainly still make it to the falls as long as you take a few breaks.You could spend a few hours here or get it done in 15 minutes if you're just driving through. You can also get to the falls from the Ouray Perimeter... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I had no idea what to expect but I was not disappointed. Walking shoes are required and some of the trail is difficult but most of it is moderate. The roar of the water was amazing and I enjoyed reading the history plagues along the way.Also, a beautiful view of Ouray and the "pocket" it sits in.

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BOISE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You can walk to it from downtown. My wife and I explored it after breakfast one morning. The trails are a bit steep in spots, so be sure you are reasonable fit to climb up to the top overlook. There is a pretty cool slot canyon to go back into.

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Ouray, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is an adventure that belongs to every family. Ouray Colorado owns this magnificent water falls. It has fallen through rock for thousands of years, carving out an awesome stone. It is good for the entire family.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Our breakfast host at Twin Peaks Lodge told us about this hike. It is absolutely amazing! We were here at the end of October while the leaves in town were still changing. Very beautiful. The hike to the falls is spectacular. The canyon walls are immense. The water level was low so we were able to go down the stairway... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was really nice to see. Well worth the few bucks to get in. We were too tired to see it from up top but will do that next time. That's a little longer walk. When we were there the force of the water was unbelievable and the noise. Will go back for sure. If in the area do this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Loved this little park found on the outskirts of town. Our hotel was just a step away from the park and we were so happy we decided to explore it. We saw beautiful blue birds as the sun went down and explores the Box Canon Falls and were taken back by the sheer beauty of everything surrounding us!!!!!

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