Boulder Falls in Colorado is beautiful 70 foot waterfall which flows into a creek below. As a matter of fact, the falls are sometimes referred to as “The Yosemite of Boulder Canyon”. In addition, this scenic waterfall is easy to get to and just a short distance from the road. We visited here early August of 2020. It is a very busy place but we noticed that people did not tend to stay here long.
The Falls are located about 11 miles west of Boulder, Colorado off of Boulder Canyon Boulevard. In general it took us about a half hour to drive here from downtown Boulder. There was a lot of road work when we were here so with this in mind you may want to allow extra time. All in all, the drive is very scenic and if you look around, you will see rock climbers in several areas on either side of the road.
Parking at the falls is limited, but there is additional parking along the road. This is a short out and back trail. In fact, from the trailhead to the falls is only 100 yards. It is an easy trail but there are steps. Altogether, we probably spent about 30 minutes here.
If you are looking for a quick hike, in theBoulder Colorado area and love waterfalls, Boulder Falls is for you! It also is a great stop if you are driving from Boulder to Nederland.
Colorado Chelsea, Hikes and Travels in Colorado and Beyond is a great resource for hiking in Colorado. In addition, Chelsea lives in Colorado and has blogged about her many different hikes giving great information on each.
All Trails. All trails is a hiking App that gives information on most every hike known. Moreover, you can use this app to get an idea of where or what type of hike you want to do. Furthermore, directions are available as well.
You Can Click on the Following for More of My Colorado Travels:
St Mary’s Glacier Hike Aug 2017
Our Rocky Mountain National Park Trip Aug 2018
My Favorite Colorado Road Trip Aug 2016
26 thoughts on “Boulder Falls, Colorado”
I see so many great posts on Colarado, it looks so amazing and so much to do. And this is another thanks for sharing.
I definitely will have to visit one day
I do enjoy Colorado! I am lucky my son lives out there so I can visit frequently!
That’s brilliant 👍
Always great to have a few short accessible hikes. Looks like a pretty spot. Thanks for sharing. Allan
Beautiful waterfall ~ looks like a wonderful area to visit 🙂
Thanks! It was very nice!
So glad you posted these photos. We may not be able to get back to Colorado, and we’ve never been to this area. So your captures are important to us. A really pretty place!
It was pretty! Definitely worth it!
Somehow we haven’t made it here yet. Probably because Boulder Canyon has been under construction for about 2 years now…. Nonetheless, I’m adding it to the list for next time we head out that way!
We were fairly lucky through the construction but it looked like some folks waited quite a long time!
The road was completely closed for a while, so the fact that it’s open again must mean they’re almost done 🤞🏻
The construction was closer to Boulder so hopefully they are at the end!!!
I would love to go to Colorado and other parts of America one day after covid is over. This looks beautiful. 🤗
Traveling internationally again is something I look forward to as well!!
seems like a perfect way to spend 30 minutes!
We thought so!
This looks like a great hike. We’ve done a lot of hiking around Utah these last few months, but are planning to branch out and do some road trips. Colorado is one of our goals. so I’ll keep this gorgeous waterfall in mind. Thanks!
It was nice. Very short but that was ok!!! We are going to Utah end of Sept- beginning of Oct.
Great placec to hike. Beautiful waterfall.
It was a great hike!
Wow this looks so amazing!!! Waterfalls and hiking together is a dream!
I agree! I always try to find hikes with waterfalls when I can!
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for reading!!