Eldorado Canyon State Park - Trail Map
Eldorado Canyon State Park encompasses close to 4,000 acres of land and about 17 miles of trails. This park is located southwest of Highlands Ranch, Colorado (in Douglas County). This park is known for its dramatic red sandstone formations, panoramic vistas, a magnificent high and narrow canyon, distinct plant communities and a wide variety of wildlife (black bears, mule deer, golden eagles, bobcats, etc.).
The trail system at Eldorado State Park includes a network of 17 miles of trails which connects to many other adjoining trail systems (Douglas County Open Space, Pike National Forest, Waterton Canyon, Indian Creek and the Colorado Trail). Hike or mountain bike these picturesque trails, ranging in difficulty levels from easy to difficult.
Only pedestrian uses are allowed in this park including; hiking, walking, running, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing, fishing, photography, and bird watching. The park also includes a picnic area and many technical rock climbing areas. There are more then 500 technical rock climbing routes which lures climbers from around the world to challenge their skills on "Eldo's" golden cliffs.
There is also a visitor's center which contains exhibits, a bookstore, educational programs, guided hikes and restrooms.
The following are NOT allowed in this State Park: pets, drones, camping, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
The quiet beauty of this park can be experienced best on weekdays. Due to high visitation rates Timed Vehicle Reservations are required for vehicle access into Eldorado Canyon from May 15 - Sept 15 on Saturdays, Sundays and summer holidays. Visit www.CPWshop.com to make your reservation and Click on the "Visit a Park" tab.
You must either have a State Park Pass or pay a fee at the park entrance station.
Eldorado Canyon is a hidden treasure right in Boulder's backyard. Come and enjoy this jewel of a park... you will be glad you did.