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Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

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Address: County Road 361, Ouray, CO 81427-0001
Phone Number: 970-325-7080
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Waterfalls cascade through canyon walls at this park near Ouray.

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short walk

pretty view but water was low...we drove up the hill to the gold mine first ,,nice drive good turn around and parking and porta potties....

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Willis, Texas
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Willis, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

pretty view but water was low...we drove up the hill to the gold mine first ,,nice drive good turn around and parking and porta potties....

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are glad we stopped to see the falls. It costs $4 per adult, but is worth it. The walk to the falls is fairly short. There are stairs that go down to the water's edge. There are several nice spots to take photos. Also, you can hike up to a bridge that goes over the falls. There are a... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this stop! The views from the high bridge of the valley down below are beautiful. Nice steps and trail. Stop at the Nature Center for information about the area.

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hiked the trail up to the bridge that overlooks Ouray. It was very picturesque. The short hike to the waterfall was very nice too.

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Southampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We originally found the canyon while hiking the perimeter trail and went to the lower part the next day. There's a $4 fee to access the trails down to the canyon, but we thought it was worth it. I'd love to go back in spring, when the canyon is filled with mist!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad we took the time to go yo Box Canyon...had no idea during our past visits to Ouray, what we were missing! Not a time consuming venture by any means, but beautiful and great photo ops!!

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Box Canyon Falls is anything but a typical waterfall. A massive volume of water from higher in the Colorado Rockies falls through a very narrow box canyon resulting in a "roar" reminiscent of a thundering tornado! Visitors to the park are able to get very close to the falls via an elevated, steel, see-through platform bolted to the canyon walls... More 

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new iberia,la
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful ... Small nominal fee to get in.. There is a hiking trail you can take if you like.. Also a steeper hike up 95 stairs which we did not take

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good hike. Make sure you go all the way out to the falls at the far end. Lots of stairs, you will get a good workout, you will also be rewarded with some of the prettiest scenery anywhere. Pee before you head out and bring water. If you're afraid of heights this is not the hike for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike was easy enough for this 63 year old grandma to maneuver! You walk back to a pretty waterfall. Although they have closed the very end of the trail, evidently because of decayed stairs, it still is an enjoyable hike.

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