Boulder and North Central Colorado Sights

Eldorado Canyon State Park

  • 9 Kneale Rd. Map It
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

With steep canyon walls, a rushing creek, verdant pine forests, 30 streamside picnic tables, and 12 miles of trails, this park attracts thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike. Rock climbers scale the sandstone walls, kayakers charge the rapids of South Boulder Creek, and anglers cast lines for brown and rainbow trout. The Streamside Trail parallels South Boulder Creek for ½ mile (wheelchair accessible for 300 feet). The 1-mile (one-way) Fowler Trail is wheelchair accessible, with interpretive signs and great views for climbers. For Continental Divide views, take the 3½-mile (round-trip) Rattlesnake Gulch Trail, which climbs 800 feet. Snowshoeing is popular here in winter. Mountain bikers crank on Rattlesnake Gulch Trail and the Walker Ranch Loop (accessed from the Crescent Meadows trailhead off Gross Dam Road). Hikers and horses can climb the 3½-mile (one-way) Eldorado Canyon Trail to Crescent Meadows.

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9 Kneale Rd., , Colorado, 80025, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $8 per vehicle
  • Daily dawn–dusk

Published 11/18/2015


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