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Gorgeous waterfall

Adored this experience. The view from the top is worth the scramble, and is a lovely view of Ouray... read more

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psethbauer
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New York City, New York
Great views of Ouray

It's a bit of a hike up to the top but wonderful views of the city plus the waterfall was... read more

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Diane K
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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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Waterfalls cascade through canyon walls at this park near Ouray.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Box Canyon Rd., Ouray, CO 81427-0001
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Reviewed yesterday

Adored this experience. The view from the top is worth the scramble, and is a lovely view of Ouray We will be back.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank psethbauer
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a bit of a hike up to the top but wonderful views of the city plus the waterfall was interesting, too.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Diane K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Be sure you go to the top of the falls and the bottom - the bottom is the best. Beautiful! Easy hike, entire family would enjoy. And I'm not a hiker!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sherrin61
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here three times and are never disappointed. The falls and the canyon are beautiful. Be sure to take the hike up above the falls to the bridge and thru the tunnel. Come back thru the tunnel if you want to go back...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Weezer101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Box Canyon has a powerful water worth a quick glance and picture! It's somewhat hard to nestle in for a group picture, but you'll just have to visit and enjoy. There are small hikes around a mile or two, but nothing bad around the park...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bao H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to see a roaring waterfall and not walk to much this one is for you. You can see the bottom or the top of it and even go for a nature walk around and if you have children they will love the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank FlorenceLomprez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The short walk to Box Canyon reveals the true power of nature! Amazing view of the falls that create the small canyon.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cobrasberger67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids enjoyed it and it was a good place to get some really good photos. Costs money to get in but you are on vacation and it’s cheap. There are chipmunks running everywhere that the little ones would enjoy and the canyon is s...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Hoosier7189
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you walk from the bottom of box Canyon to the top where you enter the waterfall it’s a little bit of a walk but you can drive up to the top and walk in it’s not a very strenuous walk. This waterfall was absolutely...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 217cherylr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Follow the signs from main street in Ouray. You'll end up on a short dirt road heading to the parking area. Park. Walk to the visitor center if it is the summer. Pay five dollars for adults for three dollars for students. I say go...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Keldon A
September 20, 2018|
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Response from timandginab | Reviewed this property |
10 easy minutes. If you head to the high bridge it is tougher but maybe 20 minutes.
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Amanda A
June 21, 2018|
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Response from shadowjwhj | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, we seen people with fur baby's there
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AerieApocalypse
July 21, 2017|
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Response from lollyrut | Reviewed this property |
We only spent 1 night, and did the hike to Box Canyon Falls the morning we checked out.
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