If you've got 99 problems but chasing waterfalls ain't one, then prepare for the ultimate trip. Box Cañon Falls in Colorado features a towering waterfall that's tucked inside a canyon. Plus, the trail to see it up close is more like a short stroll, perfect for a casual weekend trip away. 

Nestled in the city of Ouray or the "Switzerland of America," this geological wonder is composed of Canyon Creek, which narrows down the canyon and spills thousands of gallons of water over the cliff to create the towering waterfall of Box Cañon.

The fall is 285-feet tall, but it can appear larger because the cliff walls tower over the canyon by almost 100 feet!

You can see this spectacular sight up close for only a $5 entrance fee. The visitor center is open between early May through the end of October.

With three different trails to choose from, you'll have plenty of different views while you're there. 

The path to the waterfall, Falls Trail, is a stroll that's about 500 feet long. Talk about a walk in the park. It'll give you incredible sights of the water — cue "Waterfalls" by TLC.

After you've explored the canyon, you can opt for some fantastic sights of the town down below. It's only half a mile roundtrip, so it's great for a casual walk.

If you want your pupper to join in on your nature walks, you can bring them along too. They're allowed on most trails except the ones that lead you to the falls.

Pack a picnic and bring your favorite friend along for some excellent sightseeing.

Box Cañon Falls

Price: $5 

Address: Box Canyon Road, Ouray, CO

Why You Need To Go: You can see a massive waterfall on this super easy nature walk. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a site, respect the environment.

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