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Eldorado Canyon State Park
Just a few miles south of Boulder, you can easily spend a half-day in an enjoyable state park that offers hiking trails and great views, all in the shadows of some dramatic jagged peaks. Eldorado Canyon State Park is at the far end of the chain of peaks that begins with the famous Flatirons. The park is nestled inside a narrow canyon, from which South Boulder Creek flows. From Highway 93, take Highway 170 into the town of Eldorado Springs. The pavement runs out, as you enter the town, and then you creep along at 10 miles per hour along …