Eldorado Canyon State Park in Colorado with the Colorado Traveling Ducks

Our home state of Colorado is beautiful.   The Rocky Mountains are truly majestic.   Hiking trails for all activity level are plentiful.    The rivers are clear with melted snow.   So, as you would expect there are many Colorado State Parks.   Today we want to show you Eldorado Canyon State Park.

Eldorado Canyon State Park

Eldorado Canyon State Park

This park is located between Denver and Boulder, so it is perfect for a day trip.   We love the water and waterfalls.

Water falling

Water falling

It is still rather early in the summer, so the rivers are running fast with heavy snow melt.

River really moving fast. Winter snow is melting.

River really moving fast. Winter snow is melting.

Eldorado State Park has many hiking trails.   This is the beginning of one that is located near the Visitor’s Center.

Eldorado Canyon Trailhead. Ready?

Eldorado Canyon Trail head.  Ready?

In this park, humans climb these steep rocks.

These rock walls are tall and steep

These rock walls are tall and steep

Ducks do not climb tall, steep rocks.   The geology of this canyon is varied.  Geologists can study millions of years of the earth’s history here.   These large rocks have several colors and minerals in them.

There are some large rocks here. The geology here is fantastic

There are some large rocks here. The geology here is fantastic

Oh my, there is a human climbing this rock.

Human is climbing this rock

Human is climbing this rock

Yep, there is the human climber.

Human rock climber

Human rock climber

This park has something for everyone.   You can hike, climb rocks, have picnics, and even camp here.   But sometimes we just like to sit by the river, listening to the water and admire the huge steep rock cliffs and bright blue Colorado sky.

Just sit and enjoy this park

Just sit and enjoy this park

We just like to relax and enjoy the soothing sights and sounds of nature.     We hope you also take time to enjoy the calming effects of nature.

 

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