Eldorado Canyon Trail

MODERATE 347 reviews

Eldorado Canyon Trail is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Eldorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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3 days ago

It was a rewarding hike. Beautiful and well as serine. We went on a December day, not to warm. The trail offers beautiful views of distant valleys and rock formations. We could see over 50 miles of mountains and forests. It was quiet and breathe taking.

6 days ago

Trails are in excellent condition, but it definitely wasn't the most scenic hike.

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22 days ago

There are sections if hard climbs due to elevation changes, but overall a moderate trail.

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29 days ago

Great hike. Parking area was pretty muddy from old snowmelt, but trail was clear and dry. Pretty rocky trail with lots of up and down. Really nice workout, and some nice views. Very few people early, but busy by lunchtime. Agree with reviewer who recommended continuing down the Walker Ranch Connector trail (thanks!). Just over the bridge there's a nice waterfall - definitely worth the extra little bit to get there. I forgot to turn on tracking feature until well underway, so my track is incomplete - actually more like 7.5 to 8 miles round trip.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful views of the canyon, surrounding hillsides and snowy mountain peaks for most if not all of the trail. Also had a view of downtown through the canyon.
The trail offered a good mix of steeper sections (mostly at the beginning) and flatter areas as well as rocky terrain.
Note: We stopped at the lookout and did not do the extra mile downhill.

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1 month ago

Lovely hike but definitely would call this a challenging and hard version of moderate. Hiked the flat irons the day before and was equally challenged by this! Steep climbs up and down.

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