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Boulder Falls

Take a quick walk to this 70-ft waterfall, just 20 minutes from Boulder.

While the narrow trail is often popular, it's only 100 yards to see this 70-ft tall waterfall, set against a beautiful canyon backdrop. Keep in mind there's no climbing allowed on or around the falls. It is also a good idea to check if the trail is closed for maintenance, ahead of time.

Pack List

  • Walking shoes
  • Jacket
  • Snacks
  • Water
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RT Distance 0.1 Miles
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Forest
Waterfall

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Road is open

The road is open after many years. Definitely worth the quick trip into Boulder. Easy drive and easy walk to see a great waterfall.

Area Closed

Just a heads up this area is CLOSED! It is 'labeled' closed because it is closed. It has been since the 2013 floods. They are working on restoring the trail and are anticipating it being done soon, but no date has been established yet. It is closed for public safety, a few people have even been killed or injured from loose rock fall that all of that water loosened up. They are working on securing it and rebuilding the trail. The rangers have been regularly patrolling this area, even more so lately, because people blatantly ignore the signs and jump the fence anyway. They are tired of complaints and injuries and they WILL write you a ticket. The ticket is for trespassing and includes a fine of up to $1000 and a mandatory court appearance.

Closed until further notice

So sad to see the path was closed. Planned on shooting sunset and got there to find the trail closed with several signs about not trespassing. The area is beautiful though and you can partially see the waterfall from the road. It sounds like a few inexperienced climbers have tried climbing and have fallen to death and that is why the path is closed.


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