Eldorado Canyon Trail
This relatively strenuous hike is broken up by some of the most interesting scenery in the Boulder area. There is the commonplace—colorful wildflowers, magnificent trees, vistas of the Indian Peaks to the west—but it is the spider-people clinging to the impossibly steep rock overhanging South Boulder Creek that make the hike remarkable and different. Eldorado Canyon has earned worldwide recognition for its spectacular rock faces, including the Bastille, the Whale’s Tail, and Redgarden Wall. The multitude of colorfully clad rock climbers on the steep red rocks attests to its popularity. It is a mind-boggling, yet familiar distraction for many hikers, who may not have the nerve to ascend such monoliths but can understand the appeal of the challenge.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||1,040 ft|
|Season||Best spring to fall|
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