Dogs No Dogs
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.
This is not permitted as a trail run; there are simply too many people.
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.
Shared By: Tom Robson