Fowler Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eldorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
433 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike to take visitors! Very easy hike, pretty views. I used spikes, & while they weren't needed the entire trail, most of it was pretty icy. Gusty today too! Brr!

2 months ago

We hiked Dec 2 2018. it was mid afternoon and the sun was perfect on the shiny rocks. gorgeous. many parts were icy. the folks with micro cleats had no trouble. the folks in tennis shoes were slipping. easy gorgeous trail. the park itself is a true gentleman.

hiking
3 months ago

first part of trail is great but then 2nd half is just a service road. saw a few deer and a hawk.

3 months ago

Best views of the Canyon. would reccomend

4 months ago

Great hike for my 4 young kiddos with someone along to help. For a good section of the trail- there is quite the drop off on one side. Makes for a few heart palpitations when the kids got too close. They loved watching all the rock climbers across the way.

4 months ago

Love it! You can see the mountain climbers most days. Feels like you are miles away from civilization. It is a busy trail but we often go after work and frequently don’t see many hikers. There are rattle snakes and wildlife. I’ve seen bear, deer, moose and snakes several times.

5 months ago

The start of the trail is pretty, but the 2nd half is pretty much just a wide open service road.

hiking
5 months ago

Very easy hike. Slight incline the whole way through. Wonderful views. Great view. Good hike for beginner or hikers with kidos.

hiking
6 months ago

This hike is great for a very easy hike with some awesome views. If you enter from Eldorado Springs you'll have to pay $8 to park your car, but you really see where that money goes while walk the well manicured trail with retaining walls on the side. If you park at the other end of the trail it's free (considered Boulder Open Space). The first half of the hike is very scenic, while the rest is pretty open and not as many views. I would suggest branching off to Spring Brook North Trail or Rattlesnake Gultch.

Incredible views. Great for dogs... they enjoyed deer watching.

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome views along side of the hill. If you start at the trailhead the views don’t last very long because you start going back down into Boulder. We turned around and hit another trail.

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6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike! took the loop around Goshawk as well to add intensity to the hike. Not too crowded also for a sunny Saturday morning.

7 months ago

awesome! beautiful!

8 months ago

great hike in shade for a hot sunny day.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views within the first half-mile from the trailhead off of Elderado Springs Drive. The trail was super easy and is a great trail to show off to friends and family while they're visiting the Boulder area. It was $8.00 to drive up to the trailhead, and I would suggest arriving early! Within 5 minutes of us arriving at 8:45am all of the parking spots were filled.

We were very happy and impressed with the top part of the trail, but didn't really like the bottom third -- where you're just out on a dirt road away from the mountains.I think we would have been happier if we had started on the lower trailhead

One thing I might suggest to hikers would be to start on the lower trailhead, and hike up to the top trailhead. In my opinion it's more satisfying to see the great views when you get to the top instead of immediately when you get to the trail. The lower trailhead is located here https://www.google.com/maps/place/39°55'54.6"N+105°16'13.5"W/@39.9318325,-105.2711938,18z

8 months ago

Great views of the creek and rock formations!

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike. The first stretch is a fun place to watch rock climbers across the canyon.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy walk with kids in tow and nowhere to go. Turned into a random scoot with pulsatilla, a falling down building, large irrigation pipes, climbing on boulders and eventual picnic at the end. Very pretty

walking
10 months ago

It is 8.00 to get into the park but a host is at the entrance so no meed to exact change. It starts of very pretty but then you walk on what seems to be this service road for the majority of it. Ended up splittinf off onto another trail which was much better on the views. Parking could be a little rough if you dont get there early enough.

10 months ago

Nice trail. Good trail to start the hiking season.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy trail that is good for all skill levels. It eventually just basically becomes a dirt road but before that it’s a nice trail.

hiking
11 months ago

It was such a great hike. The views are beautiful! The only suggestion I would have is not go to the end of trail if coming down from the top. There is an overlook at just about 3/4 miles before the end that you should just turn around because the rest of the way just feels like you are on a driven dirt road.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful views, includes the rock climbers - a little melting ice and mud but otherwise dry

11 months ago

Easy hike with really beautiful views! Took our pups and they had a grand ole time. Some parts we’re a bit icy so recommend micro spikes but not necessary. We left ours at home and did fine without them.

11 months ago

Gorgeous views but do-able for my 6yo! Also we found an unopened red ale in the snow. So. Can’t really beat that.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Wonderful views!

hiking
Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Went on a Saturday around lunchtime and the park was PACKED. With so many people and dogs and with the trail being on the easier side, this hike turned more into a social event. Met a bunch of new people; stopped to let my dog play with other dogs. It was a fun afternoon for me, but it might be a little too social for others just wanting to take in the views. Speaking of the views.... just stunning. Probably one of the coolest sights to see are the stops along the trail where you can gaze across the canyon and watch the rock climbers.

hiking
Saturday, December 02, 2017

It was a beautiful 60-degree day on a Saturday, so it was pretty busy - both to find parking and on the trail. The views are GORGEOUS, and the hike is pretty easy (good for hiking novices with a low-energy dog). There were fewer people on the second part of the trail, once Boulder Co land turns into Boulder City land, but the trail also narrows significantly there (single file versus room for 3 wide along the canyon). We went 2.5 mi of the 4 mi loop and it took us about an hour and 45 mins. Just be warned - there is an $8 park entry fee for cars and $3 park entry for walk-ins in Eldorado Canyon State Park.

hiking
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Awesome hike to bring visitors on. Beautiful views and fairly easy terrain for beginners.

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