We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Boulder Canyon, 11 Miles West of Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 3034413440
Website
Description:

Visitors get a chance to view the "Yosemite of Boulder Canyon,"...

Visitors get a chance to view the "Yosemite of Boulder Canyon," scenic waterfalls plunging more than 70 feet into Middle Boulder Creek, by walking on a short trail to a viewpoint area just below the falls.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 129 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Closed this summer (2016)

Sweet little falls right along the Boulder Canyon highway up from Boulder to Nederland. Some parking right there. Closed. (city of Boulder website says: Boulder Falls Trail and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Tamarcos
,
Boulder, Colorado
Add Photo Write a Review

129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 123: English reviews
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sweet little falls right along the Boulder Canyon highway up from Boulder to Nederland. Some parking right there. Closed. (city of Boulder website says: Boulder Falls Trail and the area around Boulder Falls remain closed. The trail sustained damage in the flood that needs to be repaired and rock scaling above the trail needs to be completed before the trail... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tamarcos
Marlboro, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for things to do in Boulder and the Falls showed up on the "top things to do" list. We drove up the mountain and pulled over when we got there. There was a sign posted that it was closed but there were a lot of people who were going on the trail so we decided to go... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sheri M
Boulder, CO
Level Contributor
55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Keep driving! Nothing special here. The Rockies have so much more to offer. Visit RMNP or Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Helpful?
Thank Running_Bird
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
320 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We were really disappointed to find the access to the falls closed when we tried to visit in mid-May. There is a bit of a view from the road which is better than nothing, and it's understandable that they can't allow access if the trail is damaged. From what we could see the falls were good, not great, compared to... More 

Helpful?
Thank 4states
denver, colorado
Level Contributor
132 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Recently I had family in from out of state and we drove up the canyon to show the kids Boulder falls. They were amazed at its beauty. Kinda scary this time of year because the water's really rushing—so dramatic! It's so close and yet I forget to escape there. Just a wonderful treat...

Helpful?
Thank bubblesbubbles
Nederland, Colorado
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The trail to Boulder Falls is still closed May 2016 and will not be open at all this year. The trail sustained damage and the potential for falling rocks is very high. Boulder OSMP hopes to reopen the trail in 2017 but there is no set date. It is UNSAFE and ILLEGAL to climb over the barricade. Definitely not worth... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Babalax
Dallas, Texas, USA
Level Contributor
84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Easy hike, but not accessible for handicapped. Walked made it to the falls suitable for most seasons and is on Canyon and then there is parking. Great for a day trip and pictures.

Helpful?
Thank Kelly O
chicago
Level Contributor
66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

This is second attempt at visiting this waterfall and canyon hike. First time last April, the trail was closed due to snow and ice. This time in Feb, the weather has been hot with little snow. The trail was icy at times, but overall a challenging walk with uneven path and steep drop offs. The falls were nothing spectacular, but... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank tinamf79
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This short hike is reached by driving west on Canyon about 11 miles to the parking area and then hiking about 1/2 mile to the falls. A fun summer outing, but don't try it in winter, or when there has been a lot of rain in the mountains! Not wheelchair accessible (or walkers either, for that matter, but it's pretty... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank BillnShan
Zipolite, Mexico
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

We stopped and walked around a little on the road and took a few pics. The trail to the falls was shut down due to high water levels and fast river currents. Bummer

Helpful?
Thank doug m

Travelers who viewed Boulder Falls also viewed

 

Been to Boulder Falls? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Boulder Falls and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Winter Park, Florida
3 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Boulder Falls staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?