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A short trail into an amazing box canyon.


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Miles

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KM

Point to Point

7,933' 2,418 m

High

7,834' 2,388 m

Low

107' 32 m

Up

32' 10 m

Down

25%

Avg Grade (14°)

69%

Max Grade (35°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Waterfall

Family Friendly This trail is good for all ages, old and young.

Access requires a day-use fee: Children (5 – 12 years old) $2.00 | Adults and Teens (13 – 61) $4.00 | Seniors (62 – 74) $3.00 | Super Seniors (75+) and children 4 and younger are admitted free.

Description

One of the many small wonders found in Ouray, Box Cañon Falls is a treat for everyone. Start from the parking area and head out on the easy gravel trail. From here, the trail is metal scaffolding. Follow this structure deeper and deeper into the canyon, passing the multitudes of other folks hoping to glimpse this amazing scene.

Once in the canyon proper, the world (this small box canyon) is your oyster. Either follow the structure a little further over to see the fall's rushing down, or head down the steps to get up close and personal with the frigid water. Either way, you're in for a treat.

Flora & Fauna

Keep an eye out for Black Swifts. They make the nooks and crannies of this canyon their home. Arriving in early June, the birds build nests of mud and grass. Every autumn, the birds head back down to the rainforests of Brazil, a journey of 4,300 miles.

Contacts

Local Club: Ouray Trail Group

Shared By:

Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#8

in Ouray

#11068

Overall
  4.3 from 4 votes
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Trail Rankings

#8

in Ouray

#955

in Colorado

#11,068

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Photos

The metal walkway within Box Canyon.
Nov 3, 2023 near Ouray, CO
The High Bridge.
Nov 3, 2023 near Ouray, CO
Canyon views from the High Bridge.
Nov 3, 2023 near Ouray, CO
Box Canyon Waterfall.
Nov 3, 2023 near Ouray, CO
Box Canyon Waterfall.
Nov 3, 2023 near Ouray, CO
Another view of the canyon
Aug 10, 2018 near Ouray, CO

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