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.

Sure it's a wonderful trail but sadly could not walk it this time as it is NOT wheelchair/stroller accessible :(

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
4 days ago

Lots of shade/trees, small Creek off to the side about vhalfway up for my dog to cool off in. Beautiful views at top, and I took three out-of-Towners from sea level who definitely needed to stop a couple times but overall found it easy, too.

hiking
6 days ago

This is a beautiful trail! We made it about halfway, but turned back due to a storm rolling through. Before we turned around, we stopped and ate a picnic... such beautiful views! I can't wait to go back and do the whole thing

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I actually hiked in from Walker Ranch Loop. Parking in the Ethel Harrold parking lot it made it a 10 mile total. Great views, only saw people at the trailhead actually in the canyon. Nice hike.

12 days ago

great views of park

12 days ago

Lovely! I was a little freaked out by the train at first, but it was such an interesting point. The hotel ruins were fascinating and the Continental Divide overlook is worth spending time enjoying.