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Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, Ouray

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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.
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  • Ice box canyons were awesome! I got some really awesome pictures of the climbers climbing the ice in the canyon. Wear good hiking shoes if you just plan to walk as tennis shoes will slip a little. It....  more
    Ice box canyons were awesome! I got some really awesome pictures of the climbers climbing the ice in the canyon. Wear good hiking shoes if you just plan to walk as tennis shoes will slip a little. It....  more »
  • We just happened to notice the sign for the waterfall and park. After a few hours on the road, we were ready for a scenic stop. Box Canyon was perfect! The canyon walls are tall and the waterfall is.....  more
    We just happened to notice the sign for the waterfall and park. After a few hours on the road, we were ready for a scenic stop. Box Canyon was perfect! The canyon walls are tall and the waterfall is.....  more »
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  • Beautiful! Must see everything. Kinda hard to get around with snow everywhere. Need to come back during summer when the remainder of the park is accessible. Well worth the trip regardless. Be careful on the cliffs! Have fun!
  • Go here if you can. Amazing views and sheer rock faces that will blow your mind!!! Stop at the hot spring on the way out of town and make it a full day.

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