Upper Box Canyon Falls

EASY 73 reviews

Upper Box Canyon Falls is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ouray, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until November.

0.4 miles
203 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips






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.

18 days ago


3 months ago

You have to pay. To hike. Come on America, you’re better than this.

8 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

10 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.

11 months ago

A short hike with great views!!

Monday, September 04, 2017

amazing views!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

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

Saturday, June 17, 2017

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 :)

Friday, June 16, 2017

Easy and quick but very pretty.

Friday, June 16, 2017


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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.

Friday, March 31, 2017

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.

Monday, June 27, 2016

It's quite a climb but worth every step! Amazing view of the town!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Love this waterfall! It's beautiful and for a small price you can use the stairwell to the bottom. You can also climb up to the bridge across the top which connects to the Ouray Perimeter Trail.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Gorgeous, loved it!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Easy trail to the high bridge. Great place to visit.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Loved it!! So easy, Amazing Waterfall

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This was a great hike! Thoroughly enjoyed the views.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Beautiful canyon with views of Ouray. Links with the trail the encompasses the town of Ouray. Both are worth the effort.

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