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Box Canyon City Park

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Address: West end of 3rd. Ave, Ouray, CO
Description: Waterfalls cascade through canyon walls at this park near Ouray.

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Not to be missed!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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IL
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After paying the modest entry fee, we walked the three loops offered. In all they are less than a mile. The first walk was into the box canyon to the unusual waterfalls. The water slices through the rocks from on high and makes a tremendous roar. You can only see a small part of its fall. The second was on... More 

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Flushing, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Even though you pay to go into the canyon park it is well worth the price and the hike down and then up the steps to see a steep and narrow rushing falls. If you like what you see here, this will give you and idea of the surrounding area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very short walk to powerful falls. We were told that the power from this fall could generate enough electricity to power the entire town. For those more adventurous, can hike to the top of the falls. Great view. Lighting struck about 2-3 miles away when we were up there so we scattered like rabbits back down the hill. Bought a... More 

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Bulverde, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Be prepared for a little exercise especially if you are not climitized to the oxygen level. A great walk with beautiful scenery. The Falls are magnificant, well worth the effort.

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