Geotourism Mapguide: A travel guide to the places most respected and recommended by locals.
  Wildlife Viewing Area

Box Canon Falls Nature Park

Walking in towards the falls
The Bridge high above the Box Canon Falls
The trail includes a short tunnel!
A glimpse of the Box Canon Falls

The Box Canon Falls is a developed wildlife viewing and waterfall area within easy walking distance of downtown Ouray, Colorado. Within the park Canyon Creek drops behind a rock face and emerges far below in a unique and dramatic waterfall. A steel walkway, anchored to the cliff face, allows access directly to the falls for best viewing. Deer, chipmunks, squirrels, pine martin, an occasional black bear, and numerous species of birds are frequently viewed within the park. A colony of Black Swifts nests along the rock ledges near the waterfalls every summer season. Maintained trails and interpretive signage guide visitors to the falls, with benches provided in many locations for viewing wildlife and other great scenery.

Best Time for Viewing: Early morning and early evening are the best times for viewing wildlife and the waterfall.

Best Months and Seasons for Viewing: The park is open all year, but the trails are most accessible from May through October.

 ADA Accessibility Notes
The Box Canon Falls Nature Center building is ADA accessible, with interpretive exhibits, concessions, a small gift shop, and public restrooms. The trails into the falls do not currently meet ADA standards.
 Pet Friendly Notes
Because the Box Canon Falls is a wildlife viewing area pets are not allowed within the park.

For More Information, Contact:

Box Canon Falls Nature Center
300 Box Canon Road, PO Box 468, Ouray, CO 81427-0468

Hala wrote on July 05, 2011: This place rocks I went there today who ever wants to go there you should!!!!!!!!

- +

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of National Geographic.

Latitude: 38.018277300
Longitude: -107.677602800
Elevation: 7873 FT (2400 M)
Ouray Resource Director
Meet the Contributor:
Ouray Resource Director
 Thumbs Up Place Nearby
(18.6 miles / 30.1 kilometers)
BLM El Malpais NCA - Cebolla Springs
Come visit this rare springs in Cebolla Canyon. It is surrounded by and just outside the...
Rivers & Birds: Bird Viewing
Rivers & Birds, a Taos-based educational organization provides an annual field-based bird...
Valles Caldera National Preserve
This 89,000 acre National Preserve is in the heart of one of three super volcanoes in the United...
American Basin Trailhead
Known for its spectacular July wildflower display and scenic beauty, this sculpted glacial basin...
Ancient Pathways Tours
Interpretive Step-on guide on the Hopi reservation, Northern Arizona, USA. Bertram Tsavadawa,...