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Boulder Trails

Eldorado Canyon Trail

A gentle 7.5-mile hike with moderate uphill through the canyon.

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\”Eldorado Canyon Sunrise\” by Max and Dee is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Once in Eldorado Canyon State Park, follow the road for about a mile and park at the visitors center. The trail starts on the hillside above the center. The trail is only partially shaded so be sure to cover up with sunscreen and bring a brimmed hat.

From there, the trail is easy to follow. There are a few little side trails, but they are well labeled. The basic vertical profile of the hike is an initial climb out from the start, then a gentle undulating traverse and, once over the far ridge, back down to South Boulder Creek.

Bring a lunch and water and enjoy!

Permit Park entrance fee Contact Eldorado Canyon State Park

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