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Falls Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.3 (4)

A short trail into an amazing box canyon.


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Map Key

0.1

Miles

0.2

KM

49%

Runnable

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°)

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Features Waterfall

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.

Runner Notes

This is not permitted as a trail run; there are simply too many people.

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.

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Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#7

in Ouray

#9140

Overall
  4.3 from 4 votes
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Trail Rankings

#7

in Ouray

#785

in Colorado

#9,140

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Photos

Another view of the canyon
Aug 10, 2018 near Ouray, CO
Looking back out Box Cañon.
Oct 2, 2017 near Ouray, CO
Another View of the Canyon
Aug 10, 2018 near Ouray, CO
Box Canyon
Aug 10, 2018 near Ouray, CO
Water flowing out of the canyon
Aug 10, 2018 near Ouray, CO
Looking into Box Cañon in spring.
Oct 2, 2017 near Ouray, CO

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