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Box Canyon Falls

Into the canyon.

Into the canyon.

I am using the anglicanized “canyon” here rather than the geographically accurate canon with a tilde over the middle n because I don’t know how to format a tilde. That aside, this is an amazing waterfall!

Walking the plank.

Walking the plank.

You access it by this metal gangplank attached to the rock walls of the very steep canyon. Most of the waterfall is hidden within the rocks.

Path attachment.

Path attachment.

Rushing, roaring river. The sound is magnified by the narrow canyon.

Rushing, roaring river. The sound is magnified by the narrow canyon.

You can take stairs down to the bottom of the falls.

You can take stairs down to the bottom of the falls.

Most of the fall is hidden behind the rock on the right.

Most of the fall is hidden behind the rock on the right.

Coming out of the canyon and into the daylight.

Coming out of the canyon and into the daylight.

You have to pay the city of Ouray $3 to get on this trail. Money well spent.

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