Upper Box Canyon Falls

MODERATE 43 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.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
298 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

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.

5 days ago

11 days 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 :)

12 days ago

Easy and quick but very pretty.

12 days ago

Beautiful

walking
14 days 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.

26 days ago

1 month ago

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

hiking
2 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.

2 months ago

Hiked (walked) up about 100 stairs to bridge across canyon. Beautiful

2 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
8 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

4$ entrance fee

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Nice short scenic hike $4 entry fee.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Easy, cool hike to the bridge and falls.