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Lower Box Canyon Falls

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Highlights:

Easy walk from close to downtown with a great waterfall in a tight canyon.
Near:Ouray, CO
Scenery:
Distance:0.2 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:50 ft
Hike Time:0.5 hours
Difficulty:Easy
Trail Condition:Well maintained trail
HikeType:Out and Back



Summary: There is an access fee to these falls for $3 per adult. From the nature center simply follow the labeled trail as it leads you into the canyon. You will enter the canyon on a metal walkway. From the walkway you can choose to simply enjoy the views or descend a stairway down to the base of the falls where the temperature will be around 20 degrees cooler than the outside temperatures.
Trailhead: Take Highway 550 South out of Ouray. The road will veer west then switchback east, just after that switchback is a right turn. Turn off on that dirt road and look for another immediate right turn with a sign for Box Canyon. Follow that road to the large parking lot. (Lat:38.01824 Lon:-107.67771)
Trail Guides for Lower Box Canyon Falls:
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Ouray Ranger District 970-240-5300
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Joshua Friesema, who has posted  97 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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