Upper Box Canyon Falls

MODERATE 63 reviews

Upper Box Canyon Falls is a 0.4 mile out and back trail located near Ouray, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November.

0.4 miles
203 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


no dogs

Nice hike near Ouray to a foot bridge with great views. There is an access fee to these falls for $3 per adult. From the nature center simply follow the labeled trail that will start up a steep set of stairs and then continue ascending the hill until your reach a steel bridge across Box Canyon. Below you will be the falls though they are hard to see from this vantage point.

1 month ago

Great hike to make with kids. Visited the day after Christmas, weather was great.

2 months ago

Amazing view on geological formation. Not difficult at all and very short but not for people with bad knees for example.

3 months ago

I wouldn't call this a hike, but hearing the roar of the waterfall and exploring the canyon was a five-star experience for me. I went late on a weekday when nobody else was there, so I felt like I was discovering something hidden all by myself. Super cool place.

4 months ago

A short hike with great views!!

5 months ago

amazing views!

6 months ago

Cool falls. I liked the view from the bottom better but it was a fun little hike up to the bridge

8 months ago

Moderately easy climb and great views. I couldn't do the bridge because of my fear of heights despite my fiance's determined coaxing. He did it and I took pics of him :)

8 months ago

Easy and quick but very pretty.

8 months ago


8 months ago

Such a beautiful place! However, you do have to pay to get in which I was not expecting based on the reviews. The lower is family friendly and the upper not too bad for the average person.

8 months ago

Quick short hike to the bridge. My 6 year old was on top in 10 mins. Beautiful views from the bridge.

10 months ago

I've done this little jaunt too. Took my kids once , so it's easy enough for young folks. This is a really narrow section of this creek. Hard to get good photos as the perspective is not like when you're standing there. Worth the effort to do the loop though.

10 months ago

Ok spot to stop by. Lots of construction happening and no clear sign where to park. Maybe it's better later in the year.

nature trips
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Family friendly, hike either above (bridge) or into (stairs down) the canyon. $4 access fee.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Shirt drive from downtown Ouray. Very accessible. Nice waterfalls.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Cool view from above the falls. Be prepared for the wind.

Friday, August 19, 2016

4$ entrance fee

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Nice short scenic hike $4 entry fee.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

good view short and excellent for families. gives an excellent view of ouray, I recommend the ouray perimeter trail which goes through box canyon and is a good workout.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Easy, cool hike to the bridge and falls.

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