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.

hiking
3 days ago

A wonderful trail. Steep climbs, rocky in some spots. Killer views and plenty of cool areas to stop an enjoy then if you need a breather. Challenging but not brutal.

4 days ago

Fun hike with great views

Amazing views!!!!

Beautiful day and not too busy. We were able to make it to the continental divide lookout with our 3 and 6 year old.

Great for a quick day trip from Denver. Great views and a few trail options. Not difficult at all.

My sister and I went on this trail around 3 pm on mild a Monday and it was pretty empty. It wasn't too difficult, but certainly wasn't easy for an average hiker. Very enjoyable hike all around, make sure you don't miss the scenic viewpoint and maybe explore that area to find the better views that we found!

hiking
10 days ago

Took my dog and had a great hike! Loved the view of the canyon and valley for the second half of the trail up. Moderate Traffic...

Steep and beautiful. The city will be in view on the way home, with any luck it will be illuminated in light. Otherwise, lovely views of the canyon.