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Eldorado Canyon Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (40)

A scenic and fairly easy climb ending at South Boulder Creek and Walker Ranch.


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

Point to Point

7,087' 2,160 m

High

6,128' 1,868 m

Low

1,057' 322 m

Up

735' 224 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views

There is an $8.00 vehicle fee to enter the park.

Description

This trail starts at Eldorado Canyon State Park. Drive to the visitor's center and hike north from there.

The trail climbs steadily through several switchbacks. After an hour or so it will flatten out and then descend to South Boulder Creek. From there, you can join the Walker Ranch trail. Watch out for bikes at the trail junction.

Eldorado Canyon is very popular with hikers and rock climbers. It will be crowded on weekends. Get there early to avoid the crowds.

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Ben Carver

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  3.8 from 40 votes

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Photos

Views at Eldo.
Oct 31, 2016 near Coal Creek, CO
Looking southeast towards Denver. from the Eldorado Canyon Trail  Denver skyline visible through the haze in the "V" of the mountains.
Apr 13, 2015 near Coal Creek, CO
South Boulder Creek
Apr 13, 2015 near Coal Creek, CO
Just another reason we live here!
May 15, 2019 near Coal Creek, CO
View north from the top of the Eldorado Canyon Trail.
Apr 13, 2015 near Coal Creek, CO
Looking NW on Eldorado Canyon Trail
Sep 23, 2017 near Coal Creek, CO

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Jul 4, 2020
Azeb Gugsa
May 16, 2020
Maren Miller
May 8, 2020
Erin Andersen
6.1mi — 3h 28m
Apr 4, 2020
Bryan Connally
Mar 22, 2020
Mike Sanders
Feb 1, 2020
Abel Valdes
3mi
Dec 30, 2019
Robert Carmody
Trail is mostly snow-covered, but the views are beautiful as always! 6.8mi
Aug 10, 2019
Kathryn C