Eldorado Canyon Trail

7.4 Miles / 1,838 ft. Elevation Gain

Quick Info

7.4 Miles

Route Type:
Out & Back

Trail Head:
Eldorado Canyon Trail
Elevation Climb:
1,838 Feet

Amount of Shade
No Shade

View Rating
4.5 Stars

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I know I say this all the time – but I have a new favorite hike! Incredible views, waterfalls – this hike has it all! That said, you work for those views because the first mile is a very steep uphill climb on rocky terrain. After about a mile and a half (and nearly 2,000 ft in elevation gain) you’re rewarded with a couple miles of relatively flat trail at the top with nonstop views.

Then the last mile goes back downhill to take you to Walker Ranch and the river/falls. You can continue on from here to other trails within the park, but to do the 7.4 mile out & back like I did, this is where we turned around after enjoying the beauty of the falls in winter! 

Eldorado Canyon is $10 to enter, dogs are allowed on leash.

We did this hike in early December and there were a few icy spots, my boots (Altra Lone Peaks) did fine but my friends didn’t and she definitely wished she had spikes.

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Author of Approachable Outdoors Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I'm not exploring the trails, I'm a Meteorologist! You can see me weekend mornings on NBC affiliate 9News in Colorado. Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

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