Lower Box Canyon Falls is a 0.3 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.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 26 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

fee

no dogs

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 months ago

Well worth it!

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8 months ago

Very easy hike. Beautiful place. Go if you’re in Ouray.

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9 months ago

Awesome hike had a blast.

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muddy
9 months ago

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10 months ago

It is worth your time to do both trails. Both are really neat. The lower is the best it really shows the extreme power of the falls! Would do it again!

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10 months ago

Cool little hike. Water was flowing big time, guy working in the office said he’s never seen it running this high in 15yrs.

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snow
Sat Feb 09 2019

Mon Jan 21 2019

Very short but cool. Free in the winter and you can watch people ice climbing before/after visiting the falls.

walking
Sat Oct 13 2018

Nice peaceful walk.

Wed Aug 08 2018

It’s $5 to get in. Pretty but nothing too exciting.

Sun Jul 08 2018

Second time I’ve done this hike. Super short and kid friendly! It’s an easy and short little hike with an amazing waterfall! Lots of people when I went (Fourth of July week) because of the holiday. Overall, very fun, quick & easy!!

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Sun Jul 08 2018

Fun for the whole family. Going to the bottom of the falls is well worth the money. The top of the falls provides a great view with a simple walk up the rocks.

Sat Jul 07 2018

Great hike but does NOT allow dogs. AllTrails should change the description

Thu Sep 28 2017

Unique hike, with a cool foot bridge

Mon Sep 04 2017

wonderful tour, very crowded

Thu Aug 10 2017

Very unique falls, well worth the very short walk

Mon Jul 10 2017

beautiful short easy trail.

Sat Jun 17 2017

A must do when in Ouray. Did in April...no fee

walking
Wed Apr 12 2017

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

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Thu Oct 13 2016

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

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Tue Aug 09 2016

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.

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Thu Aug 04 2016

Not bad.

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Mon Jun 27 2016

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

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Thu Mar 31 2016

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

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Sun Apr 06 2014

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

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Sun Jul 21 2013

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

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Fri Jul 12 2013

A shorty, but well worth it. Stunning.

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Thu Jul 28 2011

when water flowing good. kind of neat

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