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Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

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Truly a marvel.

This was our second visit to Box Canyon and the waterfall. It never ceases to amaze us! Even though... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KaZ Akers W
via mobile
Exceptional deep in the box canyon waterfall

Two ways to go: up a rather steep trail to above the falls OR go down a few stairs and then across... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marianne M
Longmont, United States
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Waterfalls cascade through canyon walls at this park near Ouray.
County Road 361, Ouray, CO 81427-0001
+1 970-325-7080
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Box Canyon and the waterfall. It never ceases to amaze us! Even though the water levels have been down because of a very dry summer the torrential downpour of the waterfall is still a sight to see. The water...More

Thank KaZ Akers W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two ways to go: up a rather steep trail to above the falls OR go down a few stairs and then across walkway to more stairs which take you all the way to the bottom.

Thank Marianne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite part about the trip was the plentiful chipmunks availing themselves of birdseed. I am sure the native plant loop is cooler in spring when there are tons of wildflowers, but at the end of September it was a bit brown. Did offer nice...More

1  Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a easy and short hike into a really cool box canyon. After paying a small donation for the up keep of the the trails, you make the short hike onto the walkway that clings to the side of the canyon wall and will...More

Thank scampingduo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked the waterfall trail and words cant describe it. the trail is not . long and there are resting points along the way. The stairs leading down to the waterfall are a little slippery and very busy. it is well worth it

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a short walk and well worth it. The waterfall was amazing. The lady at the front desk was very helpful about other things to do in the area. We also did the climb to the upper foot bridge. It was a lot of...More

Thank abqkelli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonably priced. Trails were well marked and safe. Beautiful view of the falls. Lots of history was presented in pictures and verse.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definately do the Box Canyon Falls - marvelous little hideaway with great views of the town. Make sure you walk up to the small bridge crossing the gap!!

Thank rjschmidt23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our two grandaughters with us and they loved it as well as we did. The water fall and views are great.

Thank Randy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Box Canyon is a geological wonder, and it is right in Ouray and owned by the city. Definitely worth a visit, and if you are not faint of heart (literally) a walk up to the bridge above it.

1  Thank HappyAsheville
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Keldon A
September 20, 2018|
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Response from Tim B | Reviewed this property |
10 easy minutes. If you head to the high bridge it is tougher but maybe 20 minutes.
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
July 21, 2017|
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Response from Meander26780 | Reviewed this property |
We only spent 1 night, and did the hike to Box Canyon Falls the morning we checked out.