Lower Box Canyon Falls

EASY 15 reviews

Lower Box Canyon Falls is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ouray, 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 November.

0.2 miles
45 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


Easy walk from close to downtown with a great waterfall in a tight canyon. There is an access fee to these falls for $3 per adult. From the nature center simply follow the labeled trail as it leads you into the canyon. You will enter the canyon on a metal walkway. From the walkway you can choose to simply enjoy the views or descend a stairway down to the base of the falls where the temperature will be around 20 degrees cooler than the outside temperatures.

8 days ago

A must do when in Ouray

23 days ago

28 days ago

2 months ago

I walked into this box canyon several times thru the years. It's pretty cool to see. Better when it's during the spring run off obviously. It's darn cold in here when the falls are really roaring. The wind created will cut thru you. Not much sun gets into this canyon

2 months ago

8 months ago

Definitely touristy- but, it's a cool place to visit. Walking down the stairway is a must-do.

10 months ago

This is a very short and easy hike back to an interesting water fall that is hard to see but you can sense the full power of the falls as you get to view it from the top and the bottom. I am sure that kids will love this hike as it provides some unique walking paths and their is a stairway leading to the bottom of the falls.

10 months ago

Not bad.

11 months ago

Beautiful up close views of the falls into an amazing slot canyon.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Went in March. Icy, snowy and beautiful. The falls are worth the easy but snowy hike.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sunday, April 06, 2014

My wife and I did this hike on our Honeymoon its on the South Side of Ouray very easy and worth it

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Did this trail in June, 2001. It is right on the southwestern edge of Ouray, and easy to get to. Awesome!

Friday, July 12, 2013

A shorty, but well worth it. Stunning.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

when water flowing good. kind of neat