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“great escape close by” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eldorado Canyon State Park

Eldorado Canyon State Park
9 Kneale Road, Eldorado Springs, CO 80025
303 494 3943
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“great escape close by”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Easy access to this beautiful canyon tucked away near the Flatirons. Huge granite walls make this a climbers paradise. The river is beautiful and serene. Good place for a picnic or hiking. Several trails to choose from to extreme elevation climb to gradual change.

Visited June 2012
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Golden, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A must see for everyone!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This is just one of the most beautiful canyons within a short distance of the Denver metro area that you will ever see!
Watching the climbers is awe enspiring. A must see!

Visited August 2011
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Yorkshire, England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Stunning & delightful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Eldorado Springs is hidden away near Boulder.
We just took some of the easier trails but I believe everything people say about how magnificent the more difficult ones are.
Just spend some time looking at those brave souls - & there a quite a few of them - climbing the rock faces.
Shaded parking areas with barbeque facilities right by the river.
A delightful place.

Visited May 2012
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Smyrna, Tennessee
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Views from the Continental Divide are worth the hike up!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

My family and I were on vacation in Colorado for the first time last week. We found the park on accident while we driving around next to the Flatirons. The price of admission is 8 dollars to park your car in the park and 3 dollars to walk in the park regardless of what time you arrive at the park. The park is also open from sunrise to sunset. My stepson and I decided to hike the Fowler and Rattlesnake Gulch trails. Fowler trail is for beginners and if you want a nice flat trail that doesn't require a lot of effort. If you are a serious hiker don't bother wasting your time on this trail. The Rattlesnake Gulch trail is a much more difficult trail. It is almost completely uphill and was quite chellenging to someone as out of shape as I apparently was. The trail ends with a view of the continental divide which was probably the greatest view that I've ever seen.

Visited May 2012
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Purcellville, Virginia
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15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“If you like to hike this is your destination”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Our drive into Boulder, CO included a stop at Eldorado Canyon State Park. The drive into Eldorado Springs was beautiful. Once into the park we found parking – however, I can imagine on a busy day that parking would be an issue as there were not a lot of spots for cars, so you may want to get there early. We started our walk on Fowler trail. Beautiful walk if you don’t mind height. Be aware of the steep drop from the side of this trail. While this trails it boasts being wheel chair accessible, I cannot agree – as some of the path was riddled with rocks and quite narrow. Following this trail, we hiked Rattlesnake Gulch trail up to the top to the Continental Divide overlook. It was foggy that day – so we saw a lot of white stuff – but we can at least say we were there. There were a few trails that were closed so be sure to check ahead to see what trails are open and closed. After our hikes we walked to the visitor center which is settled in the woods along the river/water. A great place to picnic after a long hike. Bathrooms, picnic tables, grills are all available to make your visit all the more enjoyable.

Visited May 2012
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