Hiking The Eldorado Canyon State Park

The 61st most popular hiking trail in Colorado.

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West of Boulder near Eldorado Springs, the Eldorado Canyon State Park has several short day-hiking trails. Trails in the park join trails on Boulder County Open Space and City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks lands. Eldorado Canyon is a day-use only park and does not offer camping.

Directions (from Boulder) - Take Colorado 93 south from Boulder, turn right on Colorado 170 and continue to the park entrance west of Eldorado Springs, about eight miles southwest of Boulder.

Directions (from Denver) - Take I-25 North to State Highway 36, West towards Boulder. Exit at "Louisville-Superior" and turn South (left) at the light. Take the first right (West) onto State Highway 170 fro 7.4 miles to Eldorado Canyon. Continue one mile through the canyon to the visitors center.

The park trails include:

Eldorado Canyon Trail

Rattlesnake Gulch Trail

Fowler Trail

Streamside Trail

Crescent Meadows

South Boulder Creek

Overall, Eldorado Canyon State Park is the 61st most popular hiking trail of all 72 hikes in Colorado.

Eldorado Canyon State Park Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Eldorado Canyon State Park (303) 494-3943; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Colorado" from Maryann Gaug

Reference Source:  click here http://cpw.state.co.us/

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/22/2016

ID:  19091

Eldorado Canyon State Park Hiking Map


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