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Box Canyon City Park

West end of 3rd. Ave, Ouray, CO
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Description: Waterfalls cascade through canyon walls at this park near Ouray.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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111 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a real treat for such a small park in such a small town. With a small, gravel parking lot, we weren't sure but it turned out to be a wonderfully surprising place with quite a bit to see and fantastic views. The waterfall in Box Canyon cave was amazing, loud, and like nothing I've ever seen! We enjoyed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

For the admission price I think it's a good deal, it's a quick easy walk to see the falls or another harder trail that goes above that I did not go on. You can defiantly hear these falls before you can see them, and the views are good two. There is a viewing platform you can stay on and watch... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I do agree that these hikes were no place for dogs to come along on....the man who ran the tourist area, where you buy the tickets and other things on this day, though was a bit gruff and not just with us. He was having maybe an off day, but despite his way with people I went on some enjoyable... More

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Gnaw Bone, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fascinating geology. If you want to take it easy, you can just go to the canyon but the trip up the steps is well worth the effort.

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Denver, Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a great value to see some amazing nature. The waterfall drops down a shut behind a rock wall. You can feel the force of the water. The carving of the rock over the million years is awe inspiring. A short half mile but steep climb gets you to the top of the waterfall that provides an awesome view... More

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