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Fowler Trail

Eldorado Canyon State Park

Denver Metro Area, Colorado

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  • Hiking up the Fowler Trail in Eldorado Canyon State Park.- Fowler Trail
  • Climbers hiking out after topping out on the West Buttress.- Fowler Trail
  • The viewing scope on Fowler Trail is perfect for spotting climbers and birds of prey.- Fowler Trail
  • Climbers on Redgarden Wall in Eldorado Canyon State Park.- Fowler Trail
  • Climber on Wind Tower in Eldorado Canyon State Park.- Fowler Trail
  • Climber on the West Ridge in Eldorado Canyon State Park.- Fowler Trail
  • Fowler Trail.- Fowler Trail
  • Eldorado Canyon State Park and Shirt Tail Peak from the far east end of the Fowler Trail.- Fowler Trail
  • View east from the end of Fowler Trail.- Fowler Trail
  • View north of South Boulder Peak (8,549 ft).- Fowler Trail
  • Mountain ash (Sorbus scopulina).- Fowler Trail
  • Taking a break on Fowler Trail.- Fowler Trail
  • View of Shirt Tail Peak from the east end of Fowler Trail.- Fowler Trail
  • Tail Peak's summit.- Fowler Trail
  • A climber on Rotwand Wall.- Fowler Trail
  • Climber high on Redgarden Wall.- Fowler Trail
  • View below the Fowler Trail to South Boulder Creek.- Fowler Trail
  • Hiker along the Fowler Trail.- Fowler Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Stunning views of the canyon. Self-guided interpretive trail. Raptor and climber watching.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Denver Metro Area, CO
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
140.00 ft (42.67 m)
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
1.80 mi (2.90 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
6,000.00 ft (1,828.80 m)
Typically multi-day: 
No
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Fowler Trail is a not-to-be-missed hike within the stunning Eldorado Canyon State Park. Take a solo stroll or bring the whole family to enjoy views of steep, golden rock walls and lush, sheltered greenery.

The trail is just under 1 mile one way and terminates in an overlook of Eldorado Springs, where the canyon opens onto the Great Plains. The first 0.7 miles of the trail is a self-guided nature walk with interpretive signage and brochures available to explain the geology and nature of this unique gorge. There are also viewing scopes aimed at certain cliffs through which you can view rock climbers scaling the impressive walls that make this place famous.

Either before or after experiencing this trail, take time to enjoy the other amenities that the state park has to offer, including a streamside path and picnic area, visitor center, and additional trails.

 

 

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