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Boulder Falls

Boulder Canyon, 11 Miles West of Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
+1 303-441-3440
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May 2017 Boulder Falls trail still closed

The trail to Boulder Falls is still closed May 2017. Boulder OSMP hopes to reopen the trail... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nederland, Colorado
How To Kill One Hour On A Nice Boulder Day

The drive up Boulder Canyon to the falls is easy and pleasant as it follows Boulder Creek. It's a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boulder, Colorado, USA
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Visitors get a chance to view the "Yosemite of Boulder Canyon," scenic waterfalls plunging more than 70 feet into Middle Boulder Creek, by walking on a short trail to a viewpoint area just below the falls.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Boulder Canyon, 11 Miles West of Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
+1 303-441-3440
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trail to Boulder Falls is still closed May 2017. Boulder OSMP hopes to reopen the trail sometime in 2017 but there is no set date. It is UNSAFE and ILLEGAL to climb over the barricade. It is not worth the risk of injury or...More

1  Thank Babalax
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive up Boulder Canyon to the falls is easy and pleasant as it follows Boulder Creek. It's a short paved but uneven walk from the parking lot to the small viewing area, but the angle is such that there's not much to see. The...More

1  Thank dddbead3
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Just to be able to take in the beauty of the mountains and the beautiful water is a must see.. very nice area

Thank GARY C
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This should not be listed as a place to visit on trip advisor. The falls have been closed for years. A park ranger we spoke to said that there is no date for them to reopen. You can catch a small glimpse of the falls...More

4  Thank love2vay-k
Reviewed 3 January 2017

It was disappointing to see it closed for the season due to icy roads and falling rocks. Ended up hiking another trail, so make sure to check if it is open before you go.

1  Thank Jack L
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Always people rock climbing in this canyon. It's also a great drive on the way to Nederland or Estes Park. The water falls are all along the creek. It's really good in May and June when the snow melt is coming down form the mountains.

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area as you drive North This falls has been closed for some time due to erosion issues and rock slides. Spoke with one of the workers who was hauling rocks to sure up areas that are not safe and hope to reopen in Spring...More

Thank mountainrevin
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Went and it's fenced off. Been closed since 2013 from a rock slide and not opening any time soon. Don't bother as of now as if you hop the fence you could be fined.

1  Thank Sean-N-Tori
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

As of now the trail is still closed however if you do get a chance to go it's definitely worth an afternoon outside and beautiful nature!!! It's a great little hike not too difficult and the scene is beautiful.

Thank Prinster A
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The trail to the falls is closed due to damage incurred during the 2013 flood event. During the spring runoff the falls are marginally impressive but soon dwindle to only a moderate flow. Hike to Ouzel Falls in RMNP for a much better experience!

3  Thank Russ P
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Is the trail to Boulder falls finally back open?
9 April 2016|
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Response from Babalax | Reviewed this property |
No it is not open. There is no set date to reopen the trail. Too dangerous.
Shelby R
Is Boulder Falls still closed? On google maps it says 'permanently closed'. Thanks =]
11 April 2015|
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Response from wallace s | Reviewed this property |
I drove by there today on our way up to Nederland, Ward and a drive on the Peak to Peak highway, and yes it is still closed and will be for some time to come. There was considerable damage done to in that area and all the... More