#2 of 41 state parks in Colorado

Best trails in Eldorado Canyon State Park

3404 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Eldorado Canyon State Park, Colorado? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Eldorado Canyon State Park ranging from 3.7 to 7.5 miles and from 5,826 to 7,086 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Located just south of Boulder, this beautiful state park is known for its towering sandstone cliffs, scenic forested landscape, and miles of hiking/biking trails. The trails in this park vary from easy to hard, so there is something for everyone here. Come to this park in the winter and you'll find excellent cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. On summer/weekends this park gets very busy, so come early!
Show more
Map of trails in Eldorado Canyon State Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Mailing address
Eldorado Canyon State Park
9 Kneale Road
Eldorado Springs, CO 80025
Contact
303-494-3943
Top trails (7)
#1 - Crags Hotel Ruins and Continental Divide Overlook
Eldorado Canyon State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1566)
Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Please note: Users have reported that the loop portion on the southern side is temporarily closed due to Golden Eagle nesting. Hikers can still hike out-and-back to the Continental Divide overlook. TShow more
#2 - Eldorado Canyon Trail
Eldorado Canyon State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1063)
Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 49 m
There is a $10 fee per vehicle, $4 for walk-in and $80 annual permit.Show more
#3 - Fowler Trail
Eldorado Canyon State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(381)
Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
First half mile is wheelchair accessible.Show more
#4 - Continental Divide Overlook via Fowler to Rattlesnake Gulch Loop
Eldorado Canyon State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(134)
Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
Note: The Rattlesnake Gulch Loop at the top of this route is currently closed to protect the Golden Eagle population in the area. It is scheduled to reopen on July 15. Please consult the park's websitShow more
#5 - Fowler Goshawk Ridge, and Spring Brook Loop North
Eldorado Canyon State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(205)
Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
NOTE: Dogs are NOT allowed on the Goshawk Ridge Trail because it is in the Eldorado Mountain Habitat Conservation Area. Please plan accordingly.Show more
#6 - Fowler Trail to Eldorado Canyon Trail to Walker Ranch Loop
Eldorado Canyon State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(25)
Length: 17.5 mi • Est. 9 h 48 m
Fowler Trail to Eldorado Canyon Trail to Walker Ranch Loop is a 17.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eldorado Springs, Colorado that features a river. The trail is rated as difficulShow more
#7 - Eldorado Canyon
Eldorado Canyon State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(31)
Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 19 m
Eldorado Canyon is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eldorado Springs, Colorado that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of aShow more