Hike the Eldorado Canyon Trail

6.3 Miles Round Trip - 1875 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Eldorado Canyon State Park - Search Nearby - Added by Korey Taylor

You can't go wrong with the trails in this enchanting canyon park. But awesome views and challenging ascents distinguish Eldorado Canyon Trail from the rest. $8 entrance fee for the State Park and only 45 minutes from Denver!

Eldorado Canyon Trail makes for a great day hike, with great views and a steady, challenging uphill – bring lots of water!

For something shorter, try Streamside Trail (1 mile roundtrip), Fowler Trail (1.4 miles), or Rattlesnake Gulch (2.8 miles). Streamside, appropriately, leads you alongside a creek, while Fowler has great views of the canyon. Rattlesnake gains the most elevation of the three, taking you to the Crags Hotel ruins.

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Hiking
Forest
Picnic Area
River
Scenic

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6.3 Miles
1875 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Great Views!

I love Eldorado Canyon! Not only is the hiking awesome, but going to sit and watch the climbers is fun and they have great picnic tables for a nice lunch along the South Boulder Creek.

I've hiked and run this trail mostly in the winter and while it's a bit of a drive from Denver it's worth it. Great views and some amount of seclusion versus the trails closer to Boulder and Denver.