Colorado Trip – Day 2 – Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

We continued our travels south towards Ouray, Colorado and next stop – Box Canyon Waterfalls.  Located at the south edge of Ouray, we turned right onto narrow gravel road to wind our way down to the full parking lot for the Falls –

Driving towards the falls
Driving towards the falls
Gazing North from pull off to Falls
Gazing North from pull off to Falls

Technically, I could have been looking east, for all I know – my sense of direction gets somewhat skewed in the mountains – but, I am looking back towards the direction we came on Hwy 550 – so I’m calling it north!

Gazing South from pull off to Falls
Gazing South from pull off to Falls
Welcome to the Park
Welcome to the Park

First, we took the little side ‘native flora’ trail….

Along the nature trail path
Along the nature trail path

Then we wound our way back to the main Lower Falls trail, and soon came to ‘The Beginning”

Entering the bottom trail to Falls
Entering the bottom trail to Falls
First Glimpse
First Glimpse
Glad I wasn't in charge of building that walkway!
Glad I wasn’t in charge of building that walkway!
Watch your head!
Watch your head!
They didn't mention the cowboy boot left by Mother Nature
They didn’t mention the cowboy boot left by Mother Nature
Put my feet in to give perspective - but look at the cowboy boot rock!
Put my feet in to give perspective – but look at the cowboy boot rock!
Looking up at the High Trail - which we declined to do - Metal stairs/walkway - afternoon thunderstorm rolling in -
Looking up at the High Trail – which we declined to do – Metal stairs/walkway – afternoon thunderstorm rolling in by the time we finished doing the lower trail – 🙂
Getting nearer
Getting nearer
We're getting closer!
No more pics for awhile – they all are covered in water spots!
From the Bottom Looking Out
From the Bottom Looking Out
From Bottom looking Up
From Bottom looking Up

This was Mom’s favorite of the whole trip – pictures and words can’t describe, but hopefully shared enough you make this stop a “Must See” on your trip itinerary!  🙂 Next up, driving Red Mountain pass during a downpour….

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8 thoughts on “Colorado Trip – Day 2 – Box Canyon Waterfall & Park”

  1. Lovely to see you back.. and LOVED this entry Tamrahjo.. Just up my mountain LOL.. Love Waterfalls… Glad you stopped by as I didn’t get your updates..
    Beautiful photos.. and loved your mom’s favourite too 🙂

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    1. Trying to log into WordPress everyday and at least make some headway into keeping ‘caught up’ with everyone – still busier than a one-legged man at a butt-kickin’ contest, but it will soon not be so…. ahhh, wintertime! 🙂

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