Eldorado Canyon is a hidden treasure right in Boulders backyard! Whether its hiking amidst the towering sandstone cliffs, picnicking along scenic South Boulder Creek or climbing Eldo's sheer golden walls, Eldorado Canyon State Park truly has something for everyone! Discover this hidden jewel and take home memories that will last a lifetime. Eldorado Canyon State Park selected as one of Ten State Parks You Can't Miss by SmarterTravel.com Eldorado Canyon offers over five hundred technical rock climbing routes luring climbers from around the world to challenge their skills on Eldos golden cliffs. The beauty of this canyon engages all who visit. Hike or mountain bike our picturesque trails that vary from easy to difficult and connect with Boulder's trail systems. Enjoy a picnic by, or fish in, scenic South Boulder Creek. In the winter, Eldorado Canyon offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The quiet beauty of the park can be experienced best in the cooler months, and during summer weekdays. Please avoid the summer weekend crowds! Eldorado Canyon almost always reaches vehicle capacity on weekends and holidays from May through September, i.e. after filling the Park, vehicles are only admitted when space becomes available.

Well groomed trail! There are quite a few spots with loose rocks so I advise good shoes and careful footing. Perfect incline the whole way for those who want the elevation gain without the steps. Went after work (530pm) and only saw 5 other people on the trail and tons of shade. The views are breathtaking and this is definitely one of my new faves!

hiking
2 days ago

great day! beautiful scenery, good workout. friendly people on the mtn.

hiking
4 days ago

Parking is bit challenge. First time went on a Saturday morning at 10, was asked to turn around and leave. Second time went on another Saturday at 9am, parking lot was half empty. Go early! Trail was well maintained and view was gorgeous! Took us 2.5 hours round trip, from gate to continental divide overlook, and then rattlesnake Gulch loop and back to the parking. Will go back soon!

Awesome trail, amazing views, less trafficked than the nearby Eldorado Canyon probably due to non-proximity to picnic area/parking lot, though still somewhat busy. Take the leg to to the continental divide about 2/3 of the way through.

Gorgeous trail with amazing views all the way but very trafficked with people with poor trail etiquette (yelling, going off trail) in lower sections near picnic areas. Not a good choice for solitude at least not in June on a weekend.

Well balance with ups and downs. On the harder side of moderate from some of the other hikes I have done with the same rating. Bring cash to park in the state park. $7.00

Nice views! Great hike close by

This was a very enjoyable hike that had great views and a overlook at the continental divide.

Such a beautiful hike in such a cool area, pretty close to Denver metro. Close enough (to me!) and short enough distance to be out for less than 4 hours and really feel away from city and could also make the doggo want to nap afterwards!

Absolutely beautiful hike! It is definitely a moderate hike, some parts are a bit more steep than others. If you continue all the way to the end (keep going after the look-out) and go to the Walker Ranch Loop it's worth the view of the rapids!