Eldorado Canyon State Park

Eldorado Canyon State Park

Eldorado Canyon

9 Kneale Road, Eldorado Springs, CO. 80025 (MAP) – Front Range – fees & reservations

Enjoy Eldorado Canyon

Eldorado Canyon is a mecca for rock climbers worldwide, with more than 500 technical routes. Popular and scenic routes include Wind Tower, The Bastille, and Whale’s Tail. Trails for hiking and mountain biking vary from easy to difficult and connect with Boulder’s trail system. This stunning canyon has 1.6 billion years of geology on display and features towering sandstone cliffs. Visitors can picnic, fish in South Boulder Creek, and watch for mule deer, elk, golden eagles, wild turkeys, and other wildlife. Large colonies of bats breed in summer in the caves of the Inner Canyon. In the winter, visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing…all in the backyard of Boulder.

Eldorado Canyon State Park

Best Time to Visit Eldorado Park

The park’s popularity makes weekends and holidays from May through September super busy; visiting weekdays in the warm months is best. The park’s two separate parcels — Inner Canyon and Crescent Meadows — are connected by the 3 ¼-mile Eldorado Canyon Trail, with an elevation change of 1,000 feet. Eldorado is a day-use-only park. It closes at sunset, and camping is not permitted. Camping is available at nearby Golden Gate Canyon and St. Vrain state parks. — Back to All State Parks

Focus Activities at Eldorado Canyon

  • Visitor center - no camping, day use only
  • Rock climbing
  • Picnic sites
  • Hiking & biking
  • Bird & wildlife viewing
  • Horseback trails
  • Fishing
  • Hunting - primitive weapons only at Crescent Meadows
  • Geocaching
  • Ranger & nature programs
  • Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing

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