About five miles southwest of Boulder lays this state park with amazing views and plenty of outdoor recreation. At an elevation of 6,000 feet, Eldorado Canyon State Park is known for its rugged beauty and some of the best climbing in Colorado. It offers hiking trails for all abilities, as well as technical rock climbing with over 500 different routes. *If you need climbing gear or a guide, just look to our other Go Play listings!*
OTHER ACTIVE PURSUITS - Other park activities include biking, boating, camping, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, picnicking, rock climbing, and snowshoeing! Wow! You can pick from a variety of trails that range in elevation, distance, and degree of difficulty. These trails include: Eldorado Canyon Trail, Rattlesnake Gulch Trail, Fowler Trail, Streamside Trail, and Crescent Meadows. The park's website provides more specific information on where the trails start and end.
HOURS, PARKING AND ACCESS - A valid parks pass is required to visit the park. A daily walk in pass is $3. You can purchase your pass at the main park entrance on Kneale Road or at any state park/region office. Park Office Hours: 9am to 5pm Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset Specific driving directions to the park from Boulder, Denver, or Golden are listed on the park's website. (Eldorado Canyon is about 30 minutes from Denver and 17 miles from Golden.)