Eldorado Canyon Trail

MODERATE 249 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
2257 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Eldorado Canyon Trail is 3.5 miles long, near Boulder, Colorado. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Horses are permitted. Dogs must be on a leash.

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hiking
2 days ago

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!

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hiking
12 days ago

Gorgeous hike, tougher in the beginning and then you hit more shade and less incline. Took me 2.5 hours roundtrip. I parked in the lower lot by accident, which added about 0.75 miles each way. Nice to walk by the river instead of drive up to the trailhead though!

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14 days ago

Beautiful, lots of mountain flowers and deers!

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hiking
17 days ago

I took my dad here when he visited from the Philippines, and he loved it! He can't do vigorous activity, and this was a leisurely walk for him! I believe he described it as beautiful about 8 times or more :)

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trail running
19 days ago

Great hike! If you start early then the mountains provide shade but after 10:30am on a sunny day, it can be hot!
Park at the visitors center in the state park.
Definitely a moderate hike - not easy but not impossible with like scrambling. :-)
My dog loves this hike but keep them on a leash since we want them to stick to the trail only.

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