Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, Ouray

4.7
Located along the famed Million Dollar Highway, Box Canyon Waterfall & Park features several trails and a suspension bridge that lead to an 87 m (285 ft) tall waterfall. Walking trails range from easy to moderate, and they all lead to different points where you can observe the falls, which roar with thousands of gallons of mountain runoff. The park, named a significant birding site by the National Audubon Society, is home to Colorado's largest population of black swift. The area also has picnic spots and gazebos with grills, as well as a visitor center with interpretive exhibits on the park's geology, history, and plant and animal life. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Ouray holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Box Canyon Waterfall & Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create an itinerary including Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,106 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This was a small city park with a wonderful waterfall. I’d recommend the short hike to the falls and the nature loop as an easy walk back to the visitor’s center. The hike to a bridge above the waterf...  more »
  • My husband wore out 18mo Old in a pouch, but it was a great walk out. $5/adult and so worth it. Take scenic nature loop back to the parking lot. So cool. The view out is worth a photo too. Oh and they...  more »

Plan your trip to Ouray

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Ouray

View all >
4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Ouray

Hidden gems in Ouray

4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Trails in Ouray

5.0
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Ouray

5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 2​h

Nature in Ouray

4.3
Duration: 2​h
3.3
Duration: 2​h