Box Canyon Falls

Box Canyon is a box canyon in Ouray County, Colorado, United States.[1] It was 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]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Box Canyon (Colorado)
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2009-07-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b "Box Cañon Falls Park".

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