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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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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 NEW

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
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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Ankeny, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had a nice walk from Ouray up the hill, and the box canyon really is beautiful. There is a grid walkway to the falls,and about 4-5 flights of grid stairs to the bottom of the falls, so if you're afraid of heights you might have a bit of a problem. The falls sounds great but is hard to see... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have lived an hour and a half away from Ouray my entire life and this was my first visit to Box Canyon. I'm wondering why we didn't go sooner! We did the "easy" hike since we have an 8 year old, 6 year old, and 21 month old. When our youngest gets older we'll go back and do the... More

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