Box Canyon, Colorado

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Box Canyon Falls

Box Canyon is a Box canyon in Ouray County, Colorado, United States.[1] It was originally founded as a mining camp and helped the city of Ouray establish itself as a permanent community.[2] Box Canyon is home to Box Canyon Falls, a 285 feet (87 m) waterfall, with quartzite walls that extend almost one hundred feet past the falls.[3] Access to the canyon is through a short, 500 feet (150 m) foot trail to the base of the falls or a steep trail leading to the top of the falls.[4] A fee is required to use the trails to the canyon.[4]


Coordinates: 38°01′06″N 107°40′44″W / 38.01833°N 107.67889°W / 38.01833; -107.67889