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.
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